Japanese Shoji Screens Essay by JPWrite

Japanese Shoji Screens
Examines the history and functions of shoji screens used to divide living spaces in Japan.
# 64097 | 2,000 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2006 in Architecture (Asian) , Architecture (History) , Art (Fine Art) , Asian Studies (General)


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Description:

The traditional Japanese home is based on Ma - the balance between space and objects. The space is divided by shoji screens, which slide on wooden tracks and can be detached to let the outside in. This paper discusses the history of shoji screens and how it influenced western design.

From the Paper:

"Shoji has been used in modern Western homes in various ways. Large pane windows with unpleasant views are roofed with shoji to improve the overall appearance. Walls are covered with shoji to increase the sense of spaciousness as well as to add more light through the screen's natural reflecting qualities. A pair of shoji sliding doors is ideal for bathrooms, and space-saving shoji doors function as a closet. For the bathroom, waterproof material often is built-in with the shoji."

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