Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken in Ninna-ji in Kyoto. Ninna-ji is a temple of the head temple of the Omuro School of the Singon Sect of Buddhism in Omuro, Ukyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. it was founded in AD 888 by the retired Emperor Uda. It registers with world heritage as "cultural assets of ancient city Kyoto. It is a deep temple of the Imperial Household and the connection. Many Japanese-style rooms are in a building like a photograph, and the ornament describing the flower or the bird is given to the shōji, the folding screen, and the sliding door(Fusuma). This is considered that the painter of the Kano school of the Azuchi-Momoyama era(15731603)drew. Up to modern Japan, common people, a samurai, and aristocrat were living in such a Japanese-style room, although there was a difference simpleness and gorgeous. It is after that a bed began to go into Japan goes into Meiji Era(18681912)which stopped the national isolation policy. at that time, a few beds were made as the tool of some senior bureaucrats and a rich man. It is from the postwar period (1945 - ) that a bed generally began to spread in Japan.

The shōji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood which holds together a lattice of wood or bamboo.

the folding screen:
The folding screen is a type of free-standing furniture. It consists of several frames or panels, which are often connected by hinges or by other means.

The fusuma is vertical rectangular panels which can slide from side to side to redefine spaces within a room, or act as doors.

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