musoumado 無双窓
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Abbreviated term for musou renjimado 無双連子窓, also further shortened to musou 無双. A window made of narrow boards or slats, wider than ordinary muntins, taterenji 竪連子, set vertically in a line with approximately the same size spaces between them. These slats are fixed. On an inside track, boards of the same size are placed in a sliding frame so that the open spaces between the immovable slats can be partially or completely closed. Musoumado regulate ventilation, especially when used on the top or bottom of rain shutters *amado 雨戸. They are also used in the transoms *ranma 欄間, of kitchens and in the kitchenette *mizuya 水屋, in a tea ceremony room *chashitsu 茶室. The width and height vary according to need and location.

Inou Tadataka Seika 伊能忠敬生家 (Chiba)

*mado 窓 

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