mairado 舞良戸
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A wooden sliding door constructed of a single wooden panel *wata-ita 綿板 and set into a timber frame *kamachi 框. It is characterized by the addition of thin parallel crosspieces *mairako 舞良子 set horizontally on both sides of the panel. The space between the crosspiece strips is usually about 2.4 cm, equal to the width of the strips. This pattern is called komagaeshi 小間返 (see mairako). More rarely the strips are set vertically. Some mairado have crosspieces on one side only and sliding doors *fusuma 襖, installed behind them. This type began to appear around the late 18c. The mairado panel is also called hame 羽目 and the crosspieces are called maira bame 舞良羽目.

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