History of Hyoso
The origin of Hyoso (Scroll Mounting)
Hyoso originated from decorating sutra scrolls, paintings and calligraphic works.
It had also a purpose of protecting the artworks from damage and allowing safe
and clean storage. During the 3rd - 4th century in China some people started
mounting calligraphic works on silk or paper. Under the flourishing Sui and Tang
period in China, scripts and Buddhist scriptures in classical Chinese translation
were increasingly popular and promoted on a nationwide scale, leading to further
development of mounting techniques. It was the beginning of Japanese mounting
history when these advanced techniques were introduced to Japan by Buddhist
arrivals from China.