The Reasons We Don’t Recommend Recycling the Existing Fabrics

Recycling Existing Fabrics
We Don’t Recommend Recycling the Existing Fabrics

Sometimes, our customers ask us if it is possible to reuse and remount the existing fabrics. It’s the question everyone should have thought of once. Some customers love the existing mount fabrics or have special memory so they would like to keep them. Other customers simply think it would reduce the remounting cost because we don’t need to prepare the fabrics our end. Regrettably, our answer to the question is “No, we do not recommend recycling old fabrics.” For the reasons, please read our comments below;

Recycling the Existing Fabrics



1.  Complex and Costly Procedure:


We need to remove old backings from the existing fabrics, then apply new backings. This is totally the same process we do with the painting during the remounting procedure. Both removing and re-apply backing papers take extra labor and time so there will be an additional charge. Besides, it depends on the fabric condition if the existing fabrics are reusable or not.

2. Appearance :


Though it is labor taking, time-consuming and costly, it won’t look nice. If the fabrics are worn out, there will be some areas that are not suitable for reuse. Also, the finished size of the existing fabrics will become 1 size smaller due to the need of cutting. (to make right angle cuts just like the painting.)

3. Durability :


In most cases, old mounting fabrics are worn out and will result in inadequate durability of the finished scroll

For the above reasons, we have come to a conclusion that we had better decline the customers’ request unless they really want to do it and, in the agreement that there is the risk, an extra charge and longer lead time. Please let us be clear that recycling the existing mount fabric is not impossible. The technique is often chosen for repairing National Important Cultural Property. Therefore, we normally remount the painting with new fabrics for most of our customers.

 


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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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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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