|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| Lit. one-way pull door. A single leaf sliding door
that is pulled left and right to open and close. There are two sliding systems
for this door. Usually the katabikido slides on top and bottom tracks along
an interior or exterior wall surface. This allows the entrance to equal the full
size of the door width. A single leaf door that slides completely into a pocket
within the wall itself can allow a full size open entrance and is called hikikomido
引込戸. Sliding windows katabikimado 片引窓 or translucent sliding screens *katabiki
shouji 片引障子 may also be constructed using this system.
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