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.
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.
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