Kakejiku – Making of a Japanese Hanging Scroll
Hideyuki Kamon makes Kakejiku – the hanging scrolls you see in japanese tea rooms, temples or traditional guest houses. He is what is called a “Hy?gushi”, a scroll mounter.
In 2012, I visited him in Takarazuka, Japan where he lives and works. In the course of three days, he showed me all the steps it takes to assemble a Kakejiku from paper and fabric.
If you’re interested in learning more:
• Mr. Kamon’s Website (Japanese) kouseidou.jp
• Wikipedia article on Kakejiku en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakemono
• Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Edward S. Morse amazon.com/Japanese-Homes-Their-Surroundings-Architecture/dp/0486207463
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