One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Japan) a sliding outer or inner door made of a latticed screen covered with white paper.
- ‘There was a shoji screen (a screen that's put up for privacy) blocking his view of the room.’
- ‘When I got a little too much Asian theme in my house, I covered my shoji screen with the fencing and instantly went tiki!’
- ‘He sat crosslegged at the closest table to the door, closing the shoji as he went.’
- ‘With its faux rice-paper lamps and shoji sliding doors, the street could easily pass for a tidy neighborhood in Tokyo.’
- ‘Suddenly an arrow shot through the paper of the shoji door.’
- ‘A courtier quietly slid open the shoji to advise them of Masakazu's arrival.’
From Japanese shōji.
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