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makimono

[ mah-kuh-moh-noh; Japanese mah-kee-maw-naw ]
/ ˌmɑ kəˈmoʊ noʊ; Japanese ˈmɑ kiˌmɔ nɔ /
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noun, plural ma·ki·mo·nos, ma·ki·mo·no.
a horizontal hand scroll containing either text or a captioned painting, intended to be viewed as it is unrolled from right to left, one segment at a time.
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Origin of makimono

1880–85; <Japanese, equivalent to maki wind + mono thing

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How to use makimono in a sentence

  • These are the two forms best known under their Japanese names of kakemono and makimono.

    Chinese Painters|Raphael Petrucci
  • The closed makimono,” he cryptically retorted, “is the symbol of wisdom.

    The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
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