shoji

noun
sho·​ji | \ ˈshō-(ˌ)jē How to pronounce shoji (audio) \
plural shoji also shojis

Definition of shoji

: a paper screen serving as a wall, partition, or sliding door

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Editor’s Suite Choice: Be sure to ask for one of the 12 Suite Rooms and marvel at the intricate Japanese craftsmanship that includes walls of rosewood and maple, shoji paper screens and sliding glass doors etched with flowers and birds. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Nice and Slow: 3 Luxurious Train Journeys Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime," 29 July 2019 The toilet and the shower are at the far end of the large tents at The Fields, hidden by tastefully placed shoji screens. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Glamping at The Fields in Michigan includes tents with electricity, bathrooms and wood-fired stoves," 28 June 2019 One of my childhood homes had kumiko ramma and shoji doors. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Kumiko Is a New Bar in Chicago That Will Instantly Transport You to Japan," 11 June 2019 Note the shoji screen window, the vertical wooden slats, and several generations of chefs behind said counter. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Sushi Restaurants in Los Angeles," 27 Feb. 2018 The projection system transforms light and shadow whilst passing through paper inspired by traditional Japanese shoji screens. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "Designart Tokyo, in second-annual event, shows promise," 27 Nov. 2018 To frame those views, the team installed geometric partitions in the bar—some in gold and some in black—that call to mind traditional Japanese shoji screens, which are made of wood frames and inset with undyed paper. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "At revamped 1920s hotel, Scandi cool meets Japanese craft," 28 Sep. 2018 Sliding shoji-style doors lead to an airy room with an acacia-wood floor and a sleeping loft. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Tree Houses for Grown-Ups," 3 May 2018 After a bath in a wooden tub in a Japanese cedar room and a long sleep, Stephen[need to ID Stephen] opened the shoji screen to find snow falling on a still-red maple with a bird on a branch. Kevin Doyle, WSJ, "24 Famous Globe-Trotters on the Hotels They Love Most," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shoji

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shoji

Japanese shōji

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The first known use of shoji was in 1880

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