The kakemono (掛 け 物), in Japanese art, is an object that hangs on the wall, usually a painting or calligraphy. It hangs elongated vertically, on a wall or inside a tokonoma. The support on which the work of art is made can be made of paper or silk. At its ends are fixed cylinders, called jiku, which help to keep its surface smooth and flat, while allowing it to be rolled up for storage.

Initially the kakemono was hung in a central position inside the main hall of a Zen temple (butsuden), the main building of a Buddhist shrine (hondou) or in the partition of one of the main walls. The kakemono were also located on the walls of other rooms of the butsuden and, later, in the residences of the nobles or wealthy people. With the establishment of the palatine residential style of shoin architecture, the kakemono found its definitive position in tokonoma, where the image of the hanging scroll and the fornicle complement each other.

At present, kakemono can contain calligraphy and paintings of all kinds of genres.

This Kakemono is surrounded by fine silk. The Kakemono is protected by an outer cardboard rigid box that contains an inner light wood box, with a black calligraphy.

Material: Outer rigid cardboard box, wooden box, silk, paper with ink and metal ends for the poles.

Size: 63x7x8 (box), 190×55 cms

Origin: Japan


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