Meaning of: 障子 - shouji


Romaji: shouji

Kana: しょうじ

Type: substantive

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Meaning: Sliding paper

Meaning in English: paper sliding door

Explanation and Etymology - (障子) shouji

障子 (しょうじ) It is a Japanese word that refers to a sliding screen of paper or fabric that is used as a dividing wall in traditional Japanese houses. The word is composed of the characters 障 (shou), which means "obstacle" or "barrier", and 子 (ji), which means "canvas" or "door". It is believed that the origin of the word dates back to the Heian period (794-1185), when sliding screens were used to separate different areas of a house. Since then, sliding screens have become a distinctive feature of Japanese architecture and are often used in homes, temples and other traditional buildings.

Synonyms and Similar - (障子) shouji

See below a list of Japanese words that have the same meaning or is a variation of the word we are studying on this page:

襖; 紙障子; 紙戸; 和紙戸; 紙板戸; 紙板障子; 紙障; 紙の障子; 和紙の障子; 紙戸の障子; 紙板戸の障子.

Words containing: 障子

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Kana: しょうじ

Romaji: shouji


Sliding paper

Words with the same pronunciation: しょうじ shouji

Example Sentences - (障子) shouji

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How do you say Sliding paper In japanese?

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