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n. pl. ka·ke·mo·nos
A Japanese scroll that displays painting or calligraphy, hung vertically on a wall.

[Japanese : kakeru, to hang + mono, object.]


n, pl -nos
(Art Terms) a Japanese paper or silk wall hanging, usually long and narrow, with a picture or inscription on it and a roller at the bottom
[C19: from Japanese, from kake hanging + mono thing]


(ˌkɑ kəˈmoʊ noʊ)

n., pl. -nos, -no.
a vertical Japanese scroll bearing text or a painting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kakemono - a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hangingKakemono - a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom
hanging, wall hanging - decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window; "the cold castle walls were covered with hangings"
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First, guests enter the tearoom and appreciate the decorations chosen by the host such as a hanging scroll in the alcove.
A calligraphic hanging scroll inscribed with five characters reading "snow, moon, flower, one window" inspires the new show, at White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette St.
The image is framed by dark blue mounts, also printed, that make the piece resemble a hanging scroll.
In 2006, she created and mounted 'The Splendour of Autumn' on a hanging scroll for the Kyoto State Guest House.
Korin, Koetsu and Hoitsu produced sets of hanging scroll sets with and without the poems, as well as in works on paper or in Koetsu's designs on ceramic.
Additional highlights from the sale included: a gilt copper alloy and colored glass overlay model of an elephant, 19th/20th Century (sold for $1,834,000 USD); a set of eighteen carved ivory luohan, 19th Century (sold for $506,000 USD); a pair of hanging scroll paintings titled "Morning Glories and Gourds" byQi Baishi (sold for $458,000 USD); a rare carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th/18th Century (sold for $386,000 USD) and a set of carved ivory eighteen lohan, 19th Century (sold for $338,000 USD).
It pairs essays explaining the stories and legends behind the animal imagery with background information on the social and artistic context of Japanese hanging scroll paintings, and will appeal to artists, collectors, and any with an interest in Japanese art with its powerful survey.
advantage of the verticality of the hanging scroll, moving the empty
The large size of this hanging scroll is well-suited for display in a public setting.
It is difficult to find a Chinese landscape painting that does not contain the juxtaposition of mountains and water: two examples are Shen Zhou's famous hanging scroll Lofty Mount Lu, dated 1467; and Kuncan's Lofty Mountains, Endless Streams, dated 1660 (Figures 8 and 9).
In a traditional tatami-matted room, bare save for a hanging scroll, a highly trained tea master will perform the ritualised preparation of green tea or matcha with awe-inspiring concentration.