Shoji screen is a room divider or door made of translucent washi paper placed over a wooden frame. It is available in many different designs and the panels are made to slide open or to be folded.
Shoji ScreenThe first Shoji screen appeared in 200 b.C. during the Han dynasty, and it was used in the houses as partition, but also in many activities such as tea ceremonies, dances, and other cultural events.
Shoji screens can be found in traditional japanese houses as well as in western-styled houses. In fact there are brightly decorated models, models with native paintings, or very simple designs.