Antique Japanese Kakemono 掛物 Hanging Scroll silk painted Kakejiku 掛軸 Hung Scroll Tatejiku 縦軸 type “Maruhyōsō” style rollo pintado japonés for sale en venta - Katanacenter


215  Buddha Kano style (Kano-ha) -  Aprox. Measures:  183 x 66,3cm.

Age: Unknown perhaps Showa period

Kakejiku is a Japanese scroll painting or hand printed mounted usually with silk fabric edges on a flexible backing  so that it can be rolled for storage.
As opposed to mkimono which are meant to be unrolled laterally on a flat surface a kakemono is intended to be hung against a wall. 
The “Maruhyōsō” style of kakejiku has four distinct named sections. The top section is called the “ten” heaven. The bottom is the “chi” earth with the “hashira” pillars supporting the heaven and earth on the sides. The maruhyōsō style, also contains a section of “ichimonji” made from “kinran” gold thread.
There is a cylindrical rod called jikugi (軸木) at the bottom, which becomes the axis or center of the rolled scroll. The end knobs on this rod are in themselves called jiku, and are used as grasps when rolling and unrolling the scroll.
Other parts of the scroll include the “jikubo” referenced above as the jikugi. The top half moon shaped wood rod is named the “hassō” to which the “kan” or metal loops are inserted in order to tie the “kakehimo” hanging thread. Attached to the jikubo are the “jikusaki”, the term used for the end knobs, which can be relatively decorative pieces made of ceramic, bone, ivory or lacquered wood. Additional decorative wood or ceramic pieces are called “fuchin” and come with multicolored tassels. The variation in the kakehimo, jikusaki and fuchin make each scroll more original and unique

 

Ref.: Kakemono 2

 

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