kakemono

kakemono

[kah-kuh-moh-noh; Japanese kah-ke-maw-naw]
noun, plural kakemonos, kakemono.
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:
1885–90; < Japanese, equivalent to kake(y) to hang (see kakebuton) + mono thing

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kakemono (ˌkækɪˈməʊnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
a Japanese paper or silk wall hanging, usually long and narrow, with a picture or inscription on it and a roller at the bottom
 
[C19: from Japanese, from kake hanging + mono thing]

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