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Shoji 2

This is the second type of shoji I explain in detail in the book. The design is very much a shoin-shōji style. This is a kasumi-gumi shoji with a hip-board. Shoji with a hip-board are called “koshi-tsuki shōji”. The hip-board is called “koshi-ita”.

kasumi shoji

The joinery in this shoji is different from the first. Instead of the
jaguchi joint extension, the top rail tapers from the top. This way, rebates are only required on the stiles. This type of top rail is called a nageshi-zan. It’s a quick and stylish way of fitting the shoji in the top grooves, but it certainly doesn’t convey the same feeling of quality compared to the rail and rebate I normally use (this type of rail is called a maru-zan).


The next and final shoji for the book will have quite a few miters, and a couple of floral kumiko patterns.
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