kakemono

[kah-kuh-moh-noh; Japanese kah-ke-maw-naw]
noun, plural ka·ke·mo·nos, ka·ke·mo·no.
  1. a vertical hanging scroll containing either text or a painting, intended to be viewed on a wall and rolled when not in use.
Compare makimono.

Origin of kakemono

1885–90; < Japanese, equivalent to kake(y) to hang (see kakebuton) + mono thing
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kakemono

noun plural -nos
  1. a Japanese paper or silk wall hanging, usually long and narrow, with a picture or inscription on it and a roller at the bottom

Word Origin for kakemono

C19: from Japanese, from kake hanging + mono thing
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