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japanese hanging scroll, painting of a vase with lotus

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japanese hanging scroll, painting of a shell

Japanese hanging scrolls

The art of Japanese hanging scrolls ('kakemono' or 'kakejiku') goes back at least to the Muromachi period (1336-1573). This traditional art form is closely linked to China as merchants returning to Japan brought monochrome inkpaintings. These paintings had a hugh impact on Japanese culture.
The development of Japanese scroll paintings was closely linked to the Zen sect of Buddism. Later under the Tokugawa shoguns painting schools such as Kano and Tosa developed. Painters of these schools decorated the interiors of palaces, castles and temples. In later years several other painting schools developed of which the Shijo and Maruyama school were the most important. Scroll paintings of these schools were popular among merchants and members of the samurai class.
Within literary circles painting styles such as Nanga and Haiga developed. The subjects of these scrolls range from landscapes, plants, animals and human figures to calligraphy. Most schools have their own distinctive style and favourite subjects.

Vase with lotus and nandin
Kubota Beisen
(1852 1906)
Conshell

Mori Shuho
(1738 1823)

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japanese hanging scroll, painting of a tiger

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japanese hanging scroll, painting by Gekko

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japanese hanging scroll, painting of 2 man and a tree
Tiger in grass under a full moon
Goseki

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Loveletter vendor (Kesubumi)
Ogata Gekko
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Two men and a tree

Unidentified
(early 20th century)

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japanese hanging scroll, Kabuki mask

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japanese scroll, painting by Uejima Hozan
Portrait of Kabuki actor with spiderweb and fallen leaves
Unidentified
Mask of Okina with sun

Hoshi Gyoson
(1815 1900)
Okina playing shuttleball

Uejima Hozan
(1875 1920)

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Japanese scroll, painting by Shonen

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japanese scroll, painting by Tajika Chikuson

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japanese hanging scroll, painting by Hirano Gogaku
Pine tree and sun

Suzuki Shonen
(1849 1918)
Landscape with huts near a lake
Tajika Chikuson
(1864 1922)
Winter landscape

Hirano Gogaku
(1811 1893)

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japanese hanging scroll, painting of a monkey

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calligraphy

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Monkey on a rock under the sun
Unidentified artist
(early 20th century)
Calligraphy and plumbranch
Kazan
(early 20th century)
Gassaku plumbranch and skull
Ryudo (early 19th century)/
Tohaku/ Koga Takamasu (1791 1864)

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japanese hanging scroll

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japanese scroll, painting of a waterfall
Jumping salmon (spring) and reeds (autumn)
Wakabayashi Shokei
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Waterfall
Wakabayashi Shokei
(1859 ?)

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japanese hanging scroll, painting by Gakusen

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japanese hanging scroll, painting of kettle on a bamboo hook

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japanese hanging scroll: winterlandscape by Shuseki
Courtisane and male attendant on a bridge
Miyoshi Gakusen
(1820-1887/99)
Kettle on a bamboo hook

unidentified artist
Winterlandscape

Okutani Shuseki
(1871-1936)
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