Japanese Screen Handout

Shoji screens are a type of Japanese room divider traditionally with a wooden frame and  translucent paper screens to create privacy while still allowing light through. Shoji screens were invented in China in as early as 300 B.C., but were much bulkier and difficult to use. Since then, they have been adapted and popularized in Japan to be much lighter and easier to transport. They also come in many varieties of framing and paper and are often made with paintings and designs covering the screen.

Download the handout below to make your own paper screen!