Order for a Futomaki from a Museum in USA to Preserve Kakejiku Hanging Scroll

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Order for a Futomaki from a Museum in USA

I recently visited the Honolulu Museum of Art and I was very surprised by how many artworks of East and Middle East there were.

Of course there were many Japanese artworks among them. For example, kakejiku hanging scrolls, byobu folding screens, makimono scrolls.

Japanese art works are mainly made of paper and fabrics. Yes, they are brittle. Due to their materials, they get easily damaged, depending on how they are handled. To prevent any damages from occurring, museum staff must handle them carefully. It is hard work.

Inquiry from a Museum in USA

One day, we received an inquiry about a futomaki (wooden roller clamp) from a museum in USA.

We have received some orders of a futomaki from overseas before but this was the first time that we receive an inquiry of a futomaki from a museum.

There are many museums which have kakejiku hanging scrolls in the world but I wonder how many museums there are, which recognize futomaki. This is because futomaki are relatively recent inventions by modern Japanese people. They appeared from around the Showa period since we have rarely seen them from the Meiji to the Taisho period.

I think museums, which have antique art works, should use futomaki, so I’m very happy to receive the above inquiry via our web site.

Here are documents from the client.

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We need information of dimension of kakejiku, size and shape of jikusaki to make a custom build futomaki. The above documents were very helpful, so there was no problem to make it.

Custom-order Futomaki

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The custom-order futomaki was finally completed!! The production time needs approx. 1 month.

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We open a futomaki roller clamp and rest the roller rod (Jikubou/軸棒) inside and close. By making the diameter of the roller rod bigger, creasing, distortion and other forms of tension on the main paper can be prevented.

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The paulownia box for futomaki is bigger than a common paulownia box for kakejiku.

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We are very happy that a fine kakejiku of the museum is handled carefully with the futomaki.

Futomaki are innovative inventions of modern Japanese people to handle kakejiku carefully. Futomaki are made to meet the characteristics of kakejiku or makimono very well.

If you want to handle kakejiku or makimono more carefully, please consider using futomaki. We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry.

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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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