Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Remounted Scroll (Chikanobu Kano)

This scroll was purchased in an auction. I started the remounting process over 3 years ago. You can see the original condition here.

I like the way this has turned out.
Some of my thoughts on this scroll.

I am still contemplating if I should put Fuutai on this scroll. (Fuutai are the strips of cloth that hang down from the top of the scroll) What do you readers think.
The scroll currently hangs in a Sandan Hyougu style (Semi-formal). It has a Shitan (Rosewood) jikusaki in the Enshu style. Most people said winter, and that is the feeling I got. Traditionally, a Japanese Hyougushi probably would have framed with the concept of Danshoku/Kanshoku. Which is warm and cool colors. However, they typically do the opposite of the season of the painting. 

I used the white wave pattern cloths to represent snow banks around a pond. The top/bottom (Ten/Chi) cloth is a light blue/gray which reminded me of a winter sky. The ichimonji bordering the top and the bottom has a pine needle motif.

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