takeshouji 竹障子
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Paper-covered bamboo frames used as full-sized sliding doors *shouji 障子, or the small doors found on the side of an alcove *tokonoma 床の間. Split bamboo is arranged so that horizontal muntins have their outer surface facing up. Vertical muntins are usually set so that their outer surfaces face forwards, although there are other arrangements. The muntins are then covered with paper, as on a regular shouji. In some cases, some of the bamboo are left uncovered for their decorative effect, and the nodes in the bamboo are also preserved as a decorative feature. Often used in tea rooms.


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