[mah-kuh-moh-noh; Japanese mah-kee-maw-naw]

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.

Compare kakemono.

Origin of makimono

1880–85; < Japanese, equivalent to maki wind + mono thing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for makimono

Historical Examples of makimono

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

    Chinese Painters

    Raphael Petrucci