Welcome to Shippodo: Kakejiku (Japanese Hanging Scroll) Dealer
Shippodo was founded with the goal of providing the world unique, interesting, or beautiful Japanese paintings and provide information about the appeal that Japanese hanging scrolls have and their use in the modern home. For nearly 500 years Japanese hanging scrolls have defined the interior decoration of a Japanese home. However, with modern architecture and interior design, the hanging scroll has become endangered of being lost as a relic of Japan's past. We at Shippodo hope to revive the tradition of the Japanese hanging scroll and be able to use this traditional element of interior decoration into the modern home. Shippodo will also be dealing with various Japanese antiques not just hanging scrolls to provide customers a wide range of items to choose from. Shippodo also offers various Japanese tea ware and ceramics for individuals who wish to practice or do Japanese tea using authentic tools from Japan.
The founder, Ryosuke Ueda began his career specializing in Japanese hanging scrolls from one idea. What to put on the wall that is original, unique, and aesthetically pleasing. A friend who had Chinese hanging scrolls on her wall captivated Ryosuke and remembered a time when his grandfather had a scroll on the alcove of a traditional Japanese home and the search for hanging scrolls began in 2002. Over time, after gaining experience from buying, collecting, and taking a course in Asian art history at UC Riverside, Ryosuke felt it was important that the authentic style and impressions found in Japanese art should be shared with the world and the mission began from dealing in hanging scrolls and tea ware to independent evaluations. Now Ryosuke is trying to gain more insight of Japanese art by applying to graduate school (I hope to achieve this!) and getting a license in appraisals to help more people to know more about the Japanese artwork they own and educate more people about its appeal.