Shoji - Japanese Paper Windows
Shoji silhouette at Ekoin Temple, Koyasan. In traditional Japanese architecture, a shoji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood or bamboo. Shoji doors are designed to slide open, and thus conserve space that would be required by a swinging door. They are used in traditional houses especially in the washitsu or Japanese-style room.