Japanese Hanging Scrolls

Hiroshima, Japan
Atlanta, GA, USA

Welcome

The premier venue for original Japanese art, specializing in hanging Japanese scroll paintings. We offer exceptional value and service.

We have been in business since 1999, and have sold over 5,000 original scroll paintings. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Our paintings are shipped directly from Japan. We offer several payment options, and your painting will arrive on your doorstep, registered and fully insured, in less that a week – anywhere in the world!

We add 40-60 new offerings every week in our auctions and our catalogue. There is sure to be something that would appeal to you.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope to hear from you.

Hanging Japanese Scroll Paintings – fine Japanese art
Japanese scrolls (kakemono) are paintings or calligraphy mounted with strips of luxurious fabric on flexible backing paper so that it can be rolled up for storage. They are designed to be used as part of the interior decoration of a room. Since the Muromachi period (1333-1568) kakemono have been the major artwork on the wall of the Tokonoma, the alcove especially designed for the display of prized objects. Kakemono can easily be rolled up and changed to suit the season or the occasion.

The scroll was introduced to Japan in the early Heian period (794-1185) in the form of Buddhist paintings and scriptures from the Asian continent (mainly China). The preferences of tea masters during the late Muromachi period greatly influenced the form, since the major object of contemplation in the tearoom is the scroll displayed in the alcove. Preferred subjects for scroll paintings are landscapes, flowers and birds, and figures; in calligraphy the more valued scrolls display writing by virtuous men or respected priests and lines of poetry by famous poets.

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Services

We are open to offers. Please let us know exactly which paintings you are interested in and we can quote you a discounted price for purchasing multiple paintings.
We do not sell wholesale but will always work with clients having a student visa in Japan.
We also offer discounts on our auctions if multiple paintings are purchased within the same week. Email us for details.

Protect and store your art as it should be. Please visit our scroll box page for more information on Paulowina scroll boxes. Please note: ALL scrolls purchased from our catalogue get a complimentary scroll box included.
We also offer scroll ornaments and will soon be offering many varieties of scroll weights.

If you are not 100% thrilled with your painting simply return it to us, postmarked within 10 days of receiving it and we will provide you with a full refund of your purchase price. Your satisfaction is our primary concern.
We guarantee all the descriptions and photos for their accuracy as well.

All paintings in our catalogue are shipped to you (Express Mail Service, EMS) fully insured, with tracking and registration for FREE.
You can also add paintings from our catalogue to your auction purchases at no additional shipping cost.

We are proud to now offer an opportunity to commission your own Japanese sumi calligraphy scroll paintings. You can fully customize the mounting and materials or leave that up to our experts. Please see our custom calligraphy page for details.
We also offer a scroll remounting service to help in restoring your antique scrolls to the brilliance that they can be.