2013 CJC Events
http://www.loveofbonsai.com/teachers.htm I will be teaching classes on utilizing scrolls in bonsai display and scrollmaking at the American Bonsai Society Convention held in 2013 at Saratoga New York.
Customers Come First!
What We Do
Custom Japanese Calligraphy is the only business in the United States that creates custom scrolls for artwork and Shodou (calligraphy) from start to finish. We do the entire process in-house and do not outsource textile framing to China or Japan to provide a custom made kakejiku. (Click to go to a Blog on Wall Scrolls)
KAKEJIKU, HYOUGU and KAKEMONO are some of the terms in Japanese to indicate a hanging wall scroll. These came into fashion about 800 A.D. as individuals wanted their calligraphy or sumie works to be ‘dressed in a kimono’. CJC does not make our Japanese style scrolls on low quality paper or cloth. Only the best hanshi and silk materials imported direct from Japan are selected to make each scroll customized and unique. We can not only frame Calligraphy or Sumie Works, but can also do photographs and art prints in this format as well.
To read important elements on how to work with Custom Japanese Calligraphy to design a frame for your art print, photograph or use our in-house calligraphy services, please email me at email@example.com so I can send the file to you.
How the Scroll is Made
The scrolls are hand made and only natural, environmentally friendly Shoufu nori (glues) are used. Synthetic or chemically manufactured nori (glues) do not maintain the integrity of the scroll. We expect you will have this scroll for hundreds of years to be an heirloom of your legacy.
How to Customize
Additionally, what other site can offer you a chance to choose from a variety of Cloth/Silk Color Backgrounds, Jikusaki (Scroll Dowel End Caps) and an assortment of Fuchin (Decorative Ceramic Hanging Tassels) to provide that something extra.
Our Quality Pledge
Other businesses put disclaimers about defects of the kakejiku and provide only vague explanations of who wrote the calligraphy. This will never happen with a hand-made kakejiku made by Custom Japanese Calligraphy. You get a certificate stamped with the hanko (official seal) of both the calligrapher and the hyousoushi (the general term for one who makes kakejiku and works in other arts pertaining to hyousou) to prove it is an original kakejiku work.
Pictures throughout the Entire Process
After the kanji translation into English and before we start to attach the Urauchi, Pictures will be sent for you to ensure you are satisfied with the work. This guarantees that this is an original piece and not a cheaply reproduced copy. Pictures are sent during the process to allow customers to see the progress of the completed scroll. No other company offers that type of service.
No Risk Opportunity
The quality of our scrolls is never in doubt, and a refund is always available prior to shipment if you are not satisfied with the end product.
Over 40 years of experience gives you the peace of mind that you will get and receive only the highest quality custom kakejiku.
Note: We raised prices in August of 2010 on many of the accessory items due to the unfavorable exchange rate. Please download the newest PDF worksheet for correct pricing.
It takes about one month to 6 weeks to make and ship the scroll. There are a variety of factors that cause delays such as letting the ink dry and humidity. Fortunately, I live in a desert and the works cure quicker than in a moist environment. Our scroll pricing varies by size. We are happy to work with and guide everyone through the process to help design your personal Kakejiku or wall scroll.
Sample Hanshi Size Scroll Sample Yatsugiri Size Scroll
1-2 Characters Recommended 3-4 Characters Recommended
Prices start at $65.00 Prices start at $90.00 Solid Cloths