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A Japanese unframed painting made on paper or silk and displayed as a wall hanging.
- ‘The same is true with his collection of kakemono, which are hung, along with other pictures, in some sort of rotation.’
- ‘Two kakemono hung in the library of the Ho-o-den, and one hung in Silsbee's dining room.’
- ‘Rainbows and reptiles at the same time, the compositions rub against each other like kakemonos in a stormy wind.’
- ‘On awakening he found the figure on the kakemono seemed to be alive.’
- ‘A kakemono is intended to be displayed vertically as part of the interior decoration of a room.’
Late 19th century: Japanese, from kake- ‘hang, suspend’ + mono ‘thing’.
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