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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.]
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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]
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(ˌkɑ kəˈmoʊ noʊ)

n., pl. -nos, -no.
a vertical Japanese scroll bearing text or a painting.
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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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To enter any public space, be it a restaurant in Gion or a dark little cafe in the narrow streets of Shinjuku, a tiny basket or lacquer shop whose smallness is apparent as soon as you walk in the door, you have to bend over on entering and walk with your head down while contorting yourself around the shelves, all the time making sure you don't bang your head against a kakemono or knock over an entire shelf of precious ceramics, tea pots, or little sake glasses with your backpack while turning around.
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Kakemono: A Sketchbook of Postwar Japan (1950), while attacking the American occupation, gives a vivid introduction to Japanese life and culture.