Backpackers Hostel "J-Hoppers" & "Hana Hostel"

Shoji doors



In Japanese traditional architecture, shoji is one of the most common joineries.

It is sort of “paper windows (or doors)”.

It was invented in late Heian period (the 12th century).

At that time, of course, there was no glass in Japan

Shoji was an epoch-making invention to fill both cold protection and delighting.

Don’t you think it is a very unique idea to use paper for this?

Nowadays, shojis are used in sets with glass windows in Japanese houses.

(It is said to shut down ultraviolet.)

The shoji windows are also used in many places of our Mibu house.

Some were broken and we are repairing them now.

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