kakeshouji 掛障子
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
A hanging translucent screen *shouji 障子 that is constructed with a light wooden frame in which rails and muntins are set. This frame is then covered with translucent paper. Kakeshouji are often hung in small windows, especially in single lath windows *shitajimado 下地窓, in place of sliding screens hikishouji 引障子. Hanging shouji are suspended by bent nails hammered into the wall above the window to the right and left. Because kakeshoji are very lightweight, a nail is also placed bottom-center to hold them firmly in place. Example: Nejikago-no-seki 捻駕籠の席, Aichi prefecture (hanging shouji over *bokusekimado 墨蹟窓 in the alcove).
Old Imai 今井 house
Mino shiryoukan 美濃史料館 (Gifu)


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