frame of self


The “hanging scroll” looks a little different from what we are usually accustomed to seeing.
It has been in the same shape ever since it was introduced to Japan from China 1,500 years ago. Is the beautiful structure, designed to be viewed from below in an alcove, still in place today? The rules of the hanging scroll are superimposed on the environment of modern society, including gender and social attributes.
I feel that there are many invisible oppressions in society. Each person has different strengths and weaknesses, but they are adapting without willpower in a society that seeks harmony. On the other hand, the structure of a hanging scroll has a rule (i.e., the ratio of cloth width and length) that has not changed since ancient times. I consider the standard ratio to be the perfect human being, and the differently proportioned scrolls to be “personalities with individuality.