- Japanese Aesthetics
- Kakejiku (Hanging Scroll)
- — Parts Name of Kakejiku
- Hyougu (Mounting)
- — Formats of Kakejiku
- — Mounted Works
- — Remounted Works
- Mounting Inquiry Form
- Japanese-style Painting
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Movie: Mounting & Remounting Art Work | Before → After
Request for Shikoku Pilgrimage Kakejiku from a Swiss Customer
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This time, our story is about a request for mounting a Shikoku Pilgrimage kakejiku.
Going on a pilgrimage to these temples to collect the goshūin (red seal stamp) of each temple having it written on the main work of the kakejiku then mounting it to finish is the making procedure.
Much to our amazement, we received a request of this Shikoku Pilgrimage kakejiku from a Swiss customer this time.
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.