Hanging Scrolls (Kakejiku, Kakemono)

Kakejiku (Hanging scroll) is calligraphy and painting that can be moved and stored. They are scrolls that are hung for viewing. It is also called kakemono. The origin is said to date back to the Nara period (710-794). At first, they were used for religious purposes, but gradually a wide variety of things came to be depicted on them. With the development of tea culture, it has been valued as a decorative element in traditional Japanese drawing rooms known as Tokonoma (alcoves). The works include calligraphy containing the spirit of Zen, the works of the Kano school, a group of painters that lasted for about 400 years, and gorgeous flower-and-bird paintings are depicted. Since the Edo period (1603-1868), kakejiku became increasingly valuable as a work of art. As interior decorations, you can be enjoyed by changing the hanging scrolls according to the season or situation.