The horizontal rectangular hanging scroll called “Ohi” in China has been transformed into Hengaku and Ranmagaku.
This framed picture, which incorporates the design and structure of a Western frame, has become one of the important display items of Kyo-hyogu and mounts traditional calligraphic works in a modern housing.
※”Hengaku” is an elongated horizontal frame that is found above the door or on an internal wall.
In traditional Japanese-style rooms, there is a rectangular area above the sliding doors or walls called a “Ranma”. This long horizontal framed artwork found there is called “Ranmagaku”.