|nekoma shouji 猫間障子|
|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|Also *magoshouji 孫障子. A small sliding panel set within a standard size screen *shouji 障子 that slides left and right or up and down to allow light and air into a room. Single or double sliding panels are used and can be opened from both sides of the shouji. Those which slide on thin, grooved head jambs and thresholds, either single or double panels, are called oosaka nekoma shouji 大阪猫間障子. Before the late 19c, no glass was used outside these small sliding panels.|
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