yonkyoku byoubu 四曲屏風
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Also yomaiori byoubu 四枚折屏風. A folding screen with four panels. Before the 12c or 13c this type of screen seems to have been rare. In the Kamakura and Muromachi periods theses screens were displayed in hallways. In the Edo period it was customary for warriors to use this type of screen when committing suicide. Small screens with four panels began to appear in the waiting rooms *machiai 待合 of tea houses *chashitsu 茶室 after the mid-Edo period.

*byoubu 屏風

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