Movie: Mounting & Remounting Art Work | Before → After

Restoration: Repair Chrysanthemums Hanging Scroll by Genki Komai

The older a kakejiku is, the more likely it will have some type of damage. Due to major damages such as dirt, break, and loss, an ancient kakejiku could be too fragile to be displayed. We receive many inquiries from both Japan and abroad for restoring the damaged kakejiku. Unless the kakejiku is simply beyond repair, what ART NOMURA can offer you is our best possible restoration so that your kakejiku can find its way back on display. This video features special techniques that we use during the restoration of a damaged kakejiku.

We received an order from an German customer for restoring a chrysanthemums hanging scroll by Genki Komai, Maruyama painter. Thank you very much.


Restoration: Repair Battle Scene Kakejiku Japanese Hanging Scroll

We received an order from an European customer for restoring a battle scene kakejiku hanging scroll. Thank you very much.

-Omote-uchi (Protective Temporary Backing)-

To prevent breaking/flaking from occurring, we do a process called “omote-uchi” which is a technique used for deeply damaged painting and National Important Cultural Property.
This is how it works. First, we protect the surface of the painting with seaweed paste. Once it’s dry, we will remove old backings and apply the 1st backing(new paper). After the 1st backing is finished, we will remove “omote-uchi”. Seaweed paste makes it easy to remove the facing paper after restoration.

– Hosai (Toning) –

If the condition of a work is bad, a part of the artwork may be lost. Even with a backing, the work may still appear unnatural because of extensive deterioration. After obtaining the permission of a client, we sometimes add lines or color in order to fill in lost parts on the work.

This operation is very delicate because it requires an understanding about the work, a sensitivity to colors and a specialized knowledge about painting materials.

 


Restoration: Repair Deers Kakejiku Japanese Hanging Scroll

We received an order from an international customer living in Tokyo for remounting a deers kakejiku hanging scroll. Thank you very much.


Remounting : Flying Down Geese Kakejiku Hanging Scroll from the U.S.

We received an inquiry from a customer in the U.S. for remounting a flying down geese kakejiku hanging scroll. Thank you very much.


Remounting : Samurai Kakejiku Hanging Scroll from Europe

We received a repeat order from Europe: remounting a samurai kakejiku hanging scroll.


Order from the United States: Remount Chinese Hanging Scroll

We had an inquiry by Russ-san from the United States of America about remounting a Chinese hanging scroll. He told us that the work was very important since a long-time friend gave it to him many years ago. It is getting worn out so he wanted the precious scroll to be renewed.


Switzerland | Make It Shine: Shin-mounting Style Maximized the Appeal of Calligraphy.

We received an inquiry from a customer in Switzerland for mounting a calligraphic work: Mu-ge-kou Sacred Light into a kakejiku hanging scroll in a manner of shin-no-gyou mounting format.


Remounting an Old Tiger Kakejiku Scroll from Germany

We received an inquiry from a German gentleman for remounting an old tiger kakejiku scroll. According to the customer, it is an 18th century Nagasaki-school painting of a tiger.


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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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