Definition of Shoji

1. Noun. A translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper.

Generic synonyms: Concealment, Cover, Covert, Screen
Geographical relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon



Definition of Shoji

1. Noun. A door or partition consisting of a wooden frame covered in rice paper. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shoji

1. a paper screen used as a partition or door in a Japanese house [n -S]

Shoji Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoji

shoggled
shoggles
shogglier
shoggling
shoggly
shoggoth
shoggoths
shogi
shogis
shogs
shogun
shogunal
shogunate
shogunates
shoguns
shoji (current term)
shojis
shojo
shojos
shokkiri
shola
sholas
sholde
shole
sholes
sholom
sholoms
shome mishtake shurely
shone
shoneen

Literary usage of Shoji

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1. Terry's Japanese Empire by Thomas Philip Terry (1914)
"From Yokohama around Fuji-San to shoji. Around Fuji-san to shoji forms one of the ... The shoji Hotel — the objective point of most travelers to the dis- ..."

2. Japan & the Japanese by Walter Tyndale (1910)
"CHAPTER X JOURNEY TO shoji HAVING completed tant bien que mal my studies of the lotus pond, 1 decided to get away from the heat of Kyoto at once, ..."

3. Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings by Edward Sylvester Morse (1886)
"shoji. — TOKONOMA. — CHIGAI-DANA. — TEA-ROOMS. — KURA. — CEILINGS. —WALLS. — RAMMA. — WINDOW^. — PORTABLE SCREENS. rI AHE interior of a Japanese house is so ..."

4. The Health Exhibition Literature (1884)
"Descriptions only are given in some cases, the actual shoji not being always exhibited. ... (This kind of shoji is mostly used in country districts. ..."

5. Japan's Inheritance: The Country, Its People, and Their Destiny by Eustace Bruce Mitford (1914)
"... FUJI, FROM shoji LAKE. PILGRIM-CLIMBERS ON FUJI. THE SUMMIT-CRATER OF FUJI. The peak in the right distance is ..."

6. Childsong, Monksong: A Spiritual Journey by Tolbert McCarroll (1994)
"... "loveliness," "rip/ shoji screen," "milky way." I read it this way How lovely it is to look through the broken window and discover the Milky Way. ..."

7. Japanese Fairy World: Stories from the Wonder-lore of Japan by William Elliot Griffis (1880)
"... SILVER'S DREAM OF THE shoji. 10 GIN SAN (Miss Little Silver) was a young maid who did not care for strange stories of animals, so much as for those of ..."

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