Definition of kakemono in English:

kakemono

noun

  • 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.’
    • ‘On awakening he found the figure on the kakemono seemed to be alive.’
    • ‘Rainbows and reptiles at the same time, the compositions rub against each other like kakemonos in a stormy wind.’
    • ‘A kakemono is intended to be displayed vertically as part of the interior decoration of a room.’
    • ‘Two kakemono hung in the library of the Ho-o-den, and one hung in Silsbee's dining room.’

Origin

Late 19th century: Japanese, from kake- hang, suspend + mono thing.

Pronunciation:

kakemono

/ˌkäkəˈmōnō/