frame of self



Hanging scrolls” look a little different from what we are usually accustomed to seeing.
Since it was introduced to Japan from China 1,500 years ago, the kakejiku has remained in the same form. Is the beautiful structure designed to be viewed from below in the tokonoma (alcove) still in place today? The rules of the hanging scroll were superimposed on the environment of modern society, including gender and social attributes.

I feel that there are many invisible oppressions that exist in society that tell us how we should be. Each person has different strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and weaknesses, but in a society that seeks harmony, people conform like robots without a will. In a society that has difficulty accepting the different, people seem to unconsciously choose what is preferred by those around them over their own true feelings.
On the other hand, the structure of a hanging scroll has a rule (i.e., the ratio of the width and length of the cloth) that has not changed since ancient times. The standard ratio, which should be called the “golden ratio,” is compared to a perfect human being with no inferiority complex, and a hanging scroll that has some odd ratio is considered to be a “personality with individuality. Some are too long, some are upside down, some are slanted, and so on.
I drew the blueprint for this work, and my husband, a traditional craftsman, tailored it accordingly. The work of a table clothier includes the restoration and renewal of works of art such as hanging scrolls, frames, folding screens, and scrolls, as well as the replacement of sliding doors and shoji screens, a behind-the-scenes job that has existed since the Heian period (794-1185). The shape of the scroll, which differs from that of a regular hanging scroll, was created through a trial-and-error process.
The reason why this paper is blank is because what we want to convey in the message is expressed in the form.