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SUBJECT fusuma
TYPE AAT
ALTERNATE sliding-door screen
REFERENCE ID 300265170
NOTES Refers to semi-permanent screens sliding in tracks that are characteristic features of traditional Japanese architecture. They can be open and closed or removed altogether to alter the dimensions or character of a room. Location determined the materials from which they were made: wood was typically used for screens near the exterior of a building, while screens made of wooden lattices covered with translucent paper, painted or upainted, were more often used for interior rooms.
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