Meaning of shoji in English:


(also shoji screen)

nounshoji, shojis

  • (in Japan) a sliding outer or inner door made of a latticed screen covered with white paper.

    • ‘With its faux rice-paper lamps and shoji sliding doors, the street could easily pass for a tidy neighborhood in Tokyo.’
    • ‘When I got a little too much Asian theme in my house, I covered my shoji screen with the fencing and instantly went tiki!’
    • ‘There was a shoji screen (a screen that's put up for privacy) blocking his view of the room.’
    • ‘A courtier quietly slid open the shoji to advise them of Masakazu's arrival.’
    • ‘He sat crosslegged at the closest table to the door, closing the shoji as he went.’
    • ‘Suddenly an arrow shot through the paper of the shoji door.’


From Japanese shōji.