About kakejiku or kakemono, typical japanese wallscroll.

The so-called japanese kakejiku or kakemono is the traditional way for framing oriental calligraphies and sumi-e paintings, it was created for buddhist monks and later became popular as a decoration element in tea-rooms and even for the sacred places at home, the Tokonoma.

Kakemono for guiding star. Cat not included in the workshop.

Kakemono for guiding star. Cat not included in the workshop.

This kakemono is for the name of Ireme, that means

This kakemono is for the name of Ireme, that means “peace” .

The japanese style wallscroll was introduced in Japanese culture at the same time as buddhism was, because it was used to preserve buddhist images and texts. that is to say, in its origin those wallscrolls were objects for religious worship, as in Spainb can be religious painting or the sacred statues.
Kakejiku’s origins were in XIIcentury, when Zen monks atarted writing calligraqphies that framed as wallsroll. This painting and framing style was applied to other environments, that if they were not strictly religious, they were the way of expression for zen philosophy in everyday life, as it was the places where tea cermony was held. Then the kakejiku changed its name, was called “kakemono” (thing to hang), and was adopted to decore the sacred place at homes, the “tokonoma”.
Kakejiku came here to stay, in it has been evolutioning through the time and creating new styles for kakejiku, expressing japanese feelings through this art.

Wallscroll for

Wallscroll for “way”, michi, that means the way to learn a discipline in Japan

Now Japonesca in her purpose of mixing japanese and spanish culture, has created her own style for kakejiku, adopting spanish materials and thecniques to frame calligraphies for meaningful words, as a homage to this sensitive culture.
This works are for sale in the Hancraftship portal Etsy

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En el aniversario de Akira Yoshizawa, el gran maestro del origami.

Hoy se celebran 101 años del nacimiento del gran maestro Akira Yoshizawa, un hombre que dedicó su vida a crear diferentes figuras de papel sin usar pegamento, dándoles forma a través de los pliegues del papel. Al final de su existencia (marzo 2005), sumaba aproximadamente 50.000 figuras distintas de origami. También fue creador de una técnica de origami con papel húmedo, para darle al material mayor flexibilidad y adherencia.
Wet-folding bull

En 1992, tuvimos en España una maravillosa exposición de obras del maestro Yoshizawa: Fueron expuestas en el Pabellón de Japón con motivo de la Exposición Universal de Sevilla, EXPO’92.  Fue gracias a esta exposición que descubrí algo importante sobre materiales y sobre arte, porque esta técnica artística también es  un tributo al papel, milenario y servicial, es magnificar un elemento tan común (y a veces, tan mal utilizado) y darle el estatus de material noble. Como nobles son los árboles de los que proviene.

El proverbio que acompaña esta técnica artística, habla de una de sus bondades: “manos ocupadas, manos felices”. Y para mí es una técnica creativa, disciplinada y matemática.

Paisaje japonés

Postal del kinkakuji, el templo dorado, en Kyoto.Este podría ser uno de los edificios emblemáticos de Kyoto, ciudad donde más templos antiguos se conservan.

Esta imagen exalta la belleza de los cerezos en flor (sakura桜), la flor nacional. Representa lo efímero de la belleza e invita a degustar un delicioso sake bajo sus ramas en flor durante la Fiesta de la Primavera. En todo el país se muestran mapas que marcan en que fecha florecerán los cerezos en esta o esa zona, para que nadie  pierda la ocasión de salir a “Hanami” (花見、Contemplar las flores).

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