From the USA: Custom Blank Scrolls Kakejiku Made to Order

Blank Kakejiku Japanese Hanging Scroll

We specialize in making kakejiku, Japanese hanging scrolls so we receive many inquiries on our products, quote requests for restoration of antique scrolls, and also made to order scrolls. The fact that we receive so many e-mails explains that many people in the world are interested in calligraphy and sumi-e (suibokuga) painting. Some writes calligraphy and others draw pictures and they are very good at it!

 

Today, we would like to talk about our recent custom scrolls made to order which was requested by an American customer. His idea is to order blank scrolls to give his wife as a gift so that she can draw sumi-e (suibokuga) painting as she likes. Isn’t it so sweet?

We do have some ready-made blank scrolls, but the customer’s request was something more unique and special, mounted with yellow-green gold brocade. Our company’s main advantage is that we do all the work ourselves, so we can accept special orders and take orders from 1 single scroll. You get what you want, the way you want it.

This is how a finished scroll looks. The customer ordered 6 in total.

Blank Scrolls

Blank Scrolls

 

Mounting fabric for an inner enclosure is very luxurious. Gold threads are used for embroidery of plants and flowers patterns on yellow-green gold brocade background.

Blank Kakejiku Japanese Hanging Scroll

A closer shot.

 

On another note, Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western Japan in this early September 2018, the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in Japan in 25 years.  Typhoon Jebi smashed a tanker into a bridge, forcing one of our largest airports (KIX) to close and hundreds of flights to be canceled. There has been a significant delay in overseas shipment even after international flights were back to normal. Typhoon Jebi also left us the task of repairing the damages. All our team members were forced to spend time repairing typhoon-related damages in our office and factory.

A shipment of these 6 scrolls were affected by Typhoon Jebi. Even if it was due to weather-related delay, we were sorry for the inconveniences caused and we highly appreciate his kind understandings and patience. After the parcels arrived to him, we received the message that he would let us know when his wife starts painting on the blank scrolls.

Blank scrolls with his wife’s sumi-e paintings are going to be great! We are looking forward to hearing from him again soon.

To find out a price for a blank or customized scroll, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help!

 

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Our Feelings For Kakejiku


 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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Company Profile
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Name Art Nomura


President Tatsuji Nomura


Founded1973


Established1992


Address7-23 Babadori, Tarumi-ku, Kobe city,
Hyougo Prefecture, 655-0021, Japan



Capital10 million yen


URLhttp://nomurakakejiku.com


Our Business

 Art Nomura is an art dealer which produces kakejiku (hanging scrolls). We mount many paintings and calligraphic works in kakejiku in my factory. Kakejiku are our main product. We also remount and repair old or damaged kakejiku. We share the traditional Japanese art of kakejiku with people all over the world.



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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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