from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A translucent screen consisting of a wooden frame covered in rice paper, used as a sliding door or partition in a Japanese house.
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- n. A door or partition consisting of a wooden frame covered in rice paper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sliding screen used instead of a wall or partition in a Japanese house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper
I closed the sliding windows, with translucent paper for window panes, called shoji, and went to bed, but the lack of privacy was fearful, and I have not yet sufficient trust in my fellow-creatures to be comfortable without locks, walls, or doors!
Frames covered with paper, called shoji, slide along these grooves and form the wall between chamber and chamber.
The curtain as architectural element refers back to traditional Japanese design elements such as shoji and sudare screens, and fusuma doors common within the traditional Japanese house.
DIY paper 'shoji' style lamp made from recycled materials for under Â£5
The house design included other Japanese elements, especially an exercise area adjacent to the tub and bathroom fitted with tatami mats and walled with sliding shoji panels.
And there was more palaver about the shoji panels.
Deryl ordered the shoji panels, and as if this were a summons the Japanese ofuro tub arrived.
From early morning until dark between the chunk! chunk! of nail guns and the scream of power drills Gerald was drenched in a waterfall of details of wall finishes, hinges, straps, colors, jambs, shoji panels, tatami mats and Polygal windows.
The traditionally constructed buildings had shoji doors, windows, and room dividers along with tatami flooring.
Japan does not slide open its shoji doors and give up its secrets easily, but it does invite the gai jin foreignor to enter and indulge in its culinary pleasures.
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