Kakejiku -Japanese Screens and scrolls

Developing an idea to create work in the form of a scroll or screens.

Looking at traditional Japanese vertical screens  as a possibility for connecting images back to the idea of ’36 views’.

Kakejiku — ‘the hanging scrolls you see in japanese tea rooms, temples or traditional guest houses.’


They have a particular structure – allowing a top and bottom to roll the central image, a simple bottom and top rod and satrap to hang the work.  The framing is precisely defined as well:


sometimes the borders are organised into columns and lintels.

This film has a lovely visual description of the craft of making the screens.  Is it possible to do this with photographs……?

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