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CAD drawing of next shoji - futae kōzu

This is the next shoji I’m planning to make for Book 2. It’s the futae-kōzu pattern. Futae means “double”, and kōzu means “illustration of fragrances”. The background to this beautiful pattern is explained in the Patterns page of this website.

The pattern forming the base is called
futae-shokkō. Again futae is double, and Shokkō (蜀江) indicates the upper stream section of the Yangtze River in China. This region was quite famous for the clear waters of the river, and the silk cloth made here (Shokkō nishiki) was very popular. The shokkō pattern of interconnected rectangles embroidered into this fine silk came to symbolise the region.

I’m not entirely sure when I can actually start making this shoji, but hopefully it won’t be too far off into the future.


Futae kōzu with futae-shokkō pattern base
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