A Kakejiku is a hanging scroll painting with rods on top and bottom which allow it to be carried safely and
at the same time to be hung well spread out on a wall. It is made of silk, Japanese paper, wood and special glue.
One should keep it in a healthy environment, neither too moist nor too dry and not facing an air conditioner. You
should roll it up every now and then but take care not to do it too tightly. Sometimes decorative weights were
applied over the roller end at the bottom of the Kakejiku in order to keep it well stretched out. Paintings are
of many types from kanji to scenery and traditional lifestyle.