Vintage Japanese shoji lattice door. With nice wood lattice and frosted glass in the center of the door. A shoji (障子) is a door, window or room divider used in traditional Japanese homes, consisting of translucent (or transparent) sheets on a lattice frame.
Shoji rose in popularity of the shoin-zukuri style, which developed in the Kamakura Period (1123–1333). This style was simplified in teahouse-influenced sukiya-zukuri architecture, and spread to the homes of commoners in the Edo Period (1603–1868).
Shoji are very lightweight, easily slid aside, or taken off their tracks and stored in a closet, opening the room to other rooms or the outside. Traditional Japanese homes may have only one large room, the space is flexibly subdivided as needed by the removable sliding wall panels.
As exterior walls, shoji diffuse sunlight into the house; as interior partitions between rooms, they allow natural light deep into the interior. While shoji block wind, they do allow air to diffuse through, important when buildings were heated with charcoal. They do not block sounds.Shoji are also thought to encourage a home’s inhabitants to speak and move softly, calmly, and gracefully, an important part of the ethos behind sukiya-zukuri architecture.
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Dimensions: 1.25″ x 26.5″ x 69.5″
Vintage piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.
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