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Kaitakudo Art Taku OkazakiTaku Okazaki

It is a hanging scroll (limited edition) commemorating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Osamu Tezuka!

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka's birth, Japanese-style painter Shiramichi created "Atom," "Phoenix," and "Blackjack," two major works by Tezuka. This work is a limited project for one year from April 2018. I dare to finish it with a Japanese painting touch with sumi-e, write a commemorative box on the box, and write the serial number on the back of the box with a brush. Inside the box is the imprint of the proof of Tezuka Osamu's work, and it is finished with this type of Yamato three-tiered surface.

ⓒ Tezuka Productions


Manufacturer Kaitakudo Art
Country of origin Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Technique Wall Scroll (Hanging Scroll)
Material This paper High-grade synthetic fiber for art printing, tableware Yamato three-tiered surface, rifted Kyoto gold woven fabric, cotton cloth, storage commemorative box paulownia box with writing
Size W35.43" * D22.44"((軸丈)90.0*(軸幅)51.5, (軸先)57.0cm)
Weight 0.66 lbs(300g)
Capacity 0 oz(ml)
Electronic Equipment
Delivery Time 1-2 weeks (if out of stock + 1-2 weeks)


Journey of Hanging scroll starts now: from Japan to the world

Kaitakudo Art

  • 1970
  • Hanging scroll
  • Taku Okazaki


Founded 50 years ago: Usain Bolt in hanging scroll industry

The origin of our country's hanging scroll dates back to around 850 AC when Chinese brought them to Japan.

Out of all the hanging scrolls produced in Japan, 70% of them are made in Gifu prefecture.

This place is considered as the best suited for production of hanging scrolls, because Nagara river provides the best quality of water with less irons and also it is where Mino paper, a world heritage of high quality paper, has survived through many years until present.

Not only such geographical reasons, but craftsmanship in Gifu have flourished with craftsmen's diligent effort to improve their skills of manufactures on paper and bamboo, necessary materials for hanging scrolls.


Modern lifestyle and hanging scroll

Tokonoma, guest rooms in traditional Japanese households, are where scrolls were usually hanged.

This place always had the important role of hospitality, delivering messages of the owner to the guests and other family members through the layouts and decorations.

The culture of Japanese rooms with Tokonoma and hanging scrolls are valued in Japan, as they work as a messenger.

We, the Kaikakudo Art, with 50 years of history proudly present our fully handmade hanging scrolls.

For Customers

New way of enjoying hanging scrolls

With changes in our lifestyle, there are fewer houses with Japanese rooms that go well with hanging scrolls.

With this trend, we have developed simple yet stylish hanging scrolls that blend well into our modern lifestyle.

Our products can naturally coexist with other art pieces and interior decorations.

By collaborating with many designers, we are challenging the "norm" and attempting to evolve hanging scrolls into one kind of an art.

How Japanese Products Can Be Such High Quality

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