Scroll restoration service
Please note that we are
booked three months in advance
at this time
A full restoration is
done with silk mounts. We use the
existing scroll ends and silk tape if
these are in situ. Otherwise we
completely redo everything. If you want
a box for the scroll we make that as
Here are some prices.
A full restoration can
cost between £95 and £190 ( $150-$300)
depending on what you want.
Replacing both the top
and bottom panels is £70 ($95),
The centre panel border
in silk can also be replaced for £60
New ends can be in dense
Padouk wood and that is £30 ($48)
or in antique Bone, £45. ($70)
A new box made and
covered in vintage Kimono silk is £40.
($65)up to 28 inches. Over that size
will be £65 ($95)
All prices include
postage in the UK and Plus £20 ($35USD)
If the painting is badly
damaged , creased or stained, I would
need to quote on that. However, most
creases can easily be flattened and
tears are backed with new material.
Large holes may be an issue but we can
get round that. See the
Restoration for some beautiful
examples of our restoration ability.
However we can not make damaged scrolls
look new and any restoration is only
dependant on what is doable.
If you want the artist
translated that cost is £15 to £25
($25-$40) depending on work -long poems
translated or simple signature and seal-
which is what we are charged by the
specialist scroll translator.
Please note that we are booked
three months in advance at this time.
All prices include
postage in the UK and Plus £20 ($35USD)
We restore many old scrolls where the painting deserves new mounts.
Some scrolls have not had the best life in their existence and creating
new silk top and
bottom mounts and inner frame mounts can happily bring these old
paintings back to life. . This is an example.
For techniques f what we do please refer to our
Scroll Making pages
New mounts , top and bottom.
We also made a new box for this lovely scroll (the scroll
has been sold)
Sages in a
Bamboo Grove62x190cm 24.4x 74.8 4 Recently restored with
beautiful silk mounts. £190
amazing almost abstract drawing is by the late 19th early 20th century painter Kotei
I would like to say that this scroll is absolutely one of my
favourite Sumie -Ink paintings for its almost impressionist delivery. I
think its almost modernist . You decide. It
is precisely from this style of painting that the great impressionist
started to understand that less is more and that a few graceful strokes
could depict a landscape without all the detail.
74 x21 inches / 186x50 cm SOLD
There was some damage on the painting but we managed to do what we
could and after mounting I believe that we have brought back to life a
truly wonderful example of Sumi Sansui Ga painting
The evening sun over the winter landscape casting long shadows
through the grove of trees on the hill is quite remarkable. Its a very
old painting which has now been enhanced by its new silks and period
Summer Forest painted onto silk by Scroll Artist Aihi with original
artists Box. 1970 23.7 X75.5
Birch trees, pines and cedars, with a
waterfall coming out of the forest into a lake.
A Kamo-duck takes off and flies over the water. A misty mountain in the
background adds depth to this
wonderful image of a summer day in the mountains.Sold
Click any small image for a much bigger view
Autumn Landscape 53" long by 36" wide
This very peaceful landscape scroll comes with an Antique Silk covered
It is exceptionally wide but not long and a feature for a large wall.
A very rare find- a scroll by the famous Raisho Nakajima
After restoration this really brings the beauty of the image back to
You can see what a mess this lovely scroll was in before we did the
A recently restored 19th century short scroll of an incredible landscape
by Raisho Nakajima painted in 1850. With specially made box in antique Kimono
silk from the same period box £225
Nakajima - 1796-1871
Raisho Nakajima was born in Otsu and was a pupil of Watanabe Nangaku and
later of Maruyama Ozui. He was a late Edo exponent of the Maruyama
manner. Kano Bairei and Kawabata Gyokusho were his pupils.
Shintsudo, Shumbunsai, Toko (Haiku name) were also used
Hanzan Fuji san no Matsu Asahai Tsuru- Mount Fuji Pines and Rising
Sun with a herd of Cranes, circa 1960
23.3 x 72.2 £210 with Box
Matsukawa Hanzan (1922 - 1997)
This next one is very beautiful and I am sorry that the picture does
not do it justice. It is really outstanding.
Great Pine 86.6x 39.2 inches. 1800-1850 period.
Recently remounted with new silks and
19th century Scroll ends. The reason for this very big size of Kakejiku scroll is that
it started life out as a FUSUMA-E a
Japanese sliding door for a room also referred to as a Shouji Screen door panel. Made of
Xuan Paper which is Chinese rice paper and
hand painted with flecks of gold dust across the painting and lower
section, this is a beautiful example of a
pine branch. The box is also large to store this magnificent work of
art. I found a very old and beautiful piece of heavily embroidered
Kimono Silk from the same period which has truly been a wonderful
addition to this fabulous scroll. We then made the box and line it in
This is a very big Scroll a metre across and two and a quarter metres
long which will certainly be a superb artwork on a large self coloured
wall or stair wall. I should say that like most images , it is
impossible to fully appreciate just how beautiful this scroll is until
you actually see it.
click any of these for a really big image
Notes on Sliding screen doors: Fusuma
shouji-e 襖障子絵. Paintings on sliding-door panels
(襖) are vertical rectangular
panels which can slide from side to side to redefine spaces
within a room, or act as doors. They typically measure about
90 centimetres (3.0 ft) wide by 180 centimetres (5.9 ft) tall,
the same size as a tatami mat, and are two or three centimetres
thick. . They consist of a lattice-like wooden under structure
covered in cardboard and a layer of paper or cloth on both
sides. They typically have a black lacquer border and a round
finger catch. Both fusuma
translucent paper room dividers) run on wooden rails at the top
and bottom. The upper rail is called a kamoi
literally "duck's place", and the lower is called a shikii
Traditionally these were waxed, but nowadays they usually have a
vinyl lubricating strip to ease movement of the fusuma
.The panels slide along
grooves at the top and bottom of the door frame and function as
doors and room dividers.
The term *shouji-e
障子絵 was popular during the Heian period and still used
interchangeably with fusuma-e, but the latter term is
more commonly heard today. In addition, the term shouji-e
in the strict sense includes paintings on free-standing screens,
tsuitate 衝立, as well as fusuma-e. The earliest
reference to paintings on sliding doors in Japan comes in the 8c
in the Shousouin 正倉院 records from 762 . Although no paintings
survive from the Heian period, many literary and pictorial
references suggest that paintings on sliding doors were popular
interior decorations in the shinden style, *shinden-zukuri
寝殿造, architecture employed for the palaces and residences of
courtiers. Most extant fusuma paintings date from 15c on,
and were done in ink painting, *suibokuga 水墨画, painting
with bright colors against gold background, *kinpekiga
金碧画, and *yamato-e やまと絵. Fusuma-e were sometimes taken
off their sliding door frames (in which case they are called
mekuri めくり) and re-mounted onto folding screens, *byoubu
屏風, or large hanging scrolls,*kakejiku 掛軸, for
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This scroll would be a stunning centre piece for any room or
Landscape with cedars and birch, spruce and Pine.
Created by the famous landscape -Sansui Ga- painter Nakanishi Koseki
name "Koseki" and sealed. Nakanishi Koseki (1807-1884), scholar
artist, active in Kyoto from late Edo to early Meiji era.
He was from Fukuoka-ken. He is the painter who played an active
part in Meiji Era.
Kôseki, Nakanishi 耕石 中西
Koseki although born in Osaka he was brought up in
Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県,
Fukuoka-ken) is a prefecture
of Japan located on Kyūshū Island.
He studied under the
great artist Oda Kaisen (1785-1862) a Nanga painter,in Kyoto. It
was here that he established himself
as a top rated artist. He also studied the Southern Chinese
style. This resulted in a style which is typical for the Meiji nanga
style. He moved back to Osaka when he was 26, and lived there for the
rest of his life. He was very popular in the Kansai area. During the late Edo and early Meiji
period he was considered one of the best landscape artists in
Japan, alongside Taizan (Hine Taizan, 1813-1870). His works are
in a number of private collections and museums, including the
Araki, Tsune (ed), Dai Nihon shôga meika taikan, Tokyo 1975
Roberts, Laurance P., A Dictionary of Japanese artists, New York,
1976, p. 91
With box this wonderful short scroll is £475