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.
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How to use kakemono in a sentence
He had backed to the far side of the room and stood surveying the effect of the kakemono with much satisfaction.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
The kakemono would be the chosen ones having some signification of felicity.A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
It is ridiculous that Tokijiro should come in search of the kakemono that was entrusted to me.Romances of Old Japan | Yei Theodora Ozaki
Some interpret the bird's note as meaning, "Has the kakemono been suspended?"Myths & Legends of Japan | F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
On the wall opposite the guest-room hung a kakemono or scroll-picture representing a river running quickly between rocks.Lafcadio Hearn | Nina H. Kennard
British Dictionary definitions for kakemono
a Japanese paper or silk wall hanging, usually long and narrow, with a picture or inscription on it and a roller at the bottom
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