Kakemono

NOUN
  1. a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom
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How To Use Kakemono In A Sentence

  • Usually it is a recess a few feet long and a few inches wide, and over it hangs the finest kakemono that the house can afford, and in front of it is Peeps at Many Lands: Japan
  • The rooms are not encumbered by ornaments; a single kakemono, or fine piece of lacquer or china, appears for a few days and then makes way for something else; so they have variety as well as simplicity, and each object is enjoyed in its turn without distraction. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan
  • A kakemono is intended to be displayed vertically as part of the interior decoration of a room.
  • Rainbows and reptiles at the same time, the compositions rub against each other like kakemonos in a stormy wind.
  • One may follow Woman Decorative in the Orient on vase, fan, screen and kakemono; as she struts in the stiff manner of Egyptian bas reliefs, across walls of ancient ruins, or sits in angular serenity, gazing into the future through the narrow slits of Egyptian eyes, oblivious of time; woman, beautiful in the European sense, and decorative to the superlative degree, on Greek vase and sculptured wall. Woman as Decoration
  • On awakening he found the figure on the kakemono seemed to be alive.
  • One scroll is hung in the kakemono, and in front of it one ornament, and afterwards a solitary flower. Impressions of a War Correspondent
  • Two kakemono hung in the library of the Ho-o-den, and one hung in Silsbee's dining room.
  • The same is true with his collection of kakemono, which are hung, along with other pictures, in some sort of rotation.
  • The shoji are often beautifully painted, and in each room is hung a kakemono (a wall picture, a painting finely executed on a strip of silk). Peeps at Many Lands: Japan
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