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Maintenance of Kakejiku art(hanging scroll art) and FAQ

Care of the Kakejiku.
● Please do not leave the hanging sticks in box for long time, keep out once a year.
● Please do not hang the Kakejiku for long time, please change the Kakejiku once every 2 - 3 months.
● When changing Kakejiku, please choose a dry day with good weather.

How to store the Kakejiku
● When storing the Kakejiku, please choose a dry place where moisture does not stay. Moisture causes spots on the print, worm-eating mold.
● Please keep the Kakejiku in a paulownia box. It is said that paulownia wood is excellent in moisture retention, fire resistance and insect resistance.
● In the paulownia box, please use insect repellent incense exclusively for Kakejiku.


Kakejiku art FAQ

Q. What is the difference in the price of the kakejiku?
A. It is the difference between the writers drawn.
Works drawn by highly biased writers and popular writers are expensive. Other parts of kakejiku is tailored according to the content of the work.
For example, for a good work, put together a fabric of Nishijin texture woven fine with silk, attach a shaft tip of a fine paint, and add a box as an outer box for putting a paulownia box.
Also, in the case of duplicated images instead of handwriting, prices will vary depending on techniques such as art prints and woodcut prints, goods delivered, supervisors, limited number.

Q. How long does it take to make a kakejiku?
A. The time to draw a work depends on the writer. Generally it takes more time to paint on silk rather than drawing on paper.
Tailoring of the tool usually takes a month, but it depends on the size of the work and the material used.
There are many works to finish in a total of about 2 to 3 months.


Q. Do you have rule to hang a kakejiku?
A. There is no particular rule.
Floor is the place to tell the thought of the master of house.
However, what you want to cherish at the time of visiting is how to convey to customers.
For example, although it is possible to express the feeling of getting a winter scene in the summer season to cool down (it is called upside-down), it seems to have been hanging from winter unless you explain it.
Also, if there are visitors when hanging over the hanging religional kakejiku, was there something unfortunate recently in this house? And it may cause extra care.
It is the smartest thing to put things that match the season.

Q. Can I hang the kakejiku without a tokonoma?
A. The hanging shaft can be hung without a tokonoma.
The tokonoma is unique to Japan, and in China which originated from a hanging scroll, it will decorate a hanging shaft on the wall.
Recently, more and more people are decorating the walls of the living room according to the season.
There is also a stand dedicated to decorating hanging scrolls, and it is gradually becoming a standard to decorate in places other than the tokonoma.

Q. Does the kakejiku increase in value as it becomes older?
A. In general, it is the same as other household goods, the old one becomes second hand and the value goes down.
However, as a writer who has become famous but has few artworks in the world, or a writer who had many enthusiastic fans, if the artist is already a deceased person, no new work will be finished, Premier is attached. So it may increase value.

Q. Which is more valuable, silk painting or paper drawing?
A. We can not say a price simply because silk or paper does not matter.
You can think that both are the same.
When painting on silk, it is time-consuming and troublesome because it can not be overcoated unless the color below is completely dry. As a feature, you can express the gradation of the color beautifully.
When drawing on paper, the time to draw is short, but the skill is needed accordingly. The amount of paint, the amount of water, the speed of moving the brush, the force adjustment, paper quality, texture changes greatly just by something slightly different.
For antiques such as premiere attachment, silk painting which takes time and effort generally becomes expensive in many cases.

Q. Which is right for the river of Sansui paint to flow to the right or the left? Does the person or animal being drawn should not turn his back against a Buddhist altar?
A. The important thing is the front and back of the painting. In traditional Japanese culture, yin and yang, a culture that values front and back expressions. In the expression of Japanese paintings there is always a front and back of the picture on the left and right.
There are signs and imprints in the picture on the normal kakejiku, but there is a rule to push the autograph impression into the picture. If there is an imprint on the right the picture will be on the left.
Since it is not a fixed matter at all, I hope you can eventually decide on your preferences.

Q. What is the difference between kakejiku and tapestry?
A. Kakejiku was made to protect the work. This way of thinking is the biggest difference. In order to preserve the kakejiku, it is designed to prevent the work from scratching even if it is rolled, and it is designed so that it can be peeled off and repartitioned even if the tooling is damaged.

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