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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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 This was true even with the panels that prefigured electronic screens, including shoji, as well as mirrors and newspaper broadsheets. Susan Crawford, WIRED, "What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See?," 27 Mar. 2018 These accommodations are characterized by tatami mat flooring, low wooden tables, shoji screens, futon bedding, and yukata robes. Christina Liao, Vogue, "6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan," 12 Jan. 2018 In the rooms, relax in comfortable luxe—Villeroy and Bach basins, European soaker bathtub with a shoji-style screen, chaise lounge and plush bedding. Condé Nast Traveler, "Pan Pacific Seattle," 20 Oct. 2017

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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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