amashouji 雨障子
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also called aburashouji 油障子. A type of translucent paper-covered window found most often in tea ceremony houses *chashitsu 茶室. Generally, a paper called nishi-no-uchigami 西の内紙 was used. The paper was attached to the window frame with a vinegar-based paste. After it dried, the paper was coated with oil. Amashouji were used where rain was likely to reach. Amashouji made with wood panels on the lower half are called koshishouji 腰障子. Today, the paper for this type of window sometimes is replaced with glass.

*akarishouji 明障子 

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