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Hanging scroll art sale can be found in different regions in the world. It is important to note the quality and authenticity of a particular hanging scroll that you’re looking for. Ancient scroll arts are more difficult to obtain than its modern counterparts. There are many online merchants that sell different types of art scrolls, and it’s now easy to shop for a particular painting that you like. If you are looking for a specific painting created in Japan, you must research first about the painting style and the period where it originated. Here are a few of the Japanese painting styles with a short description for each:

YAMATO-E – this painting style was first inspired by paintings in the Tang dynasty in China, and was well established in the Heian period. It was typically mounted on screens and sliding doors. The subjects of these paintings include literature, history, and the common activities done during the four seasons. Classical literature was often illustrated using this style. Waka poems, in particular, were created juxtaposed this painting style.

NANBAN – nanban paintings came from European and Japanese trade systems. Religious icons were also products of the nanban trade, but the most noteworthy were the folding screens.

BUNJINGA – this type of style were developed by Japanese scholars and philosophers, and translated as ‘literati painting.’ During the 18th and 19th centuries, bunjinga painting were made popular. This style features landscape in monochrome or subtle tones by using a couple of other colors.

SUIBOKUGA – also known as ink wash painting and literati painting, Suibokuga is a style that originated in China and uses black ink just like in calligraphy. Many cultures have adapted this style, including Vietnam and Korea. Wang Wei is the first Chinese painter who incorporated color in ink wash paintings. Suibokuga is usually done on washi or Japanese paper and xuan or Chinese paper.

NIHONGA – is the more modern art style in Japanese paintings. It was developed at the end of the 19th century and used primarily on kakemono and emakimono. Silk and paper are the common painting surface used in Nihonga, and it can be monochromatic or polychromatic. For monochrome painting, black ink is made from soot and glue that came from animal hides and fishbone. Pigments for polychormatics forms are derived from corals, minerals and semi-precious stones.

YOGA – these are Japanese painting made according to conventional Western standard and techniques. The term was invented in the Meiji period to differentiate it from native Japanese paintings.