Meaning of tansu in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtansuː/


  • A Japanese chest of drawers or cabinet.

    ‘The gilded room on the next page pairs a clean-lined, contemporary pedestal-style sink with an antique tansu that's used for storage and display.’
    • ‘A key feature is an enlarged, built-in, stepped tansu surrounding the family room fireplace.’
    • ‘Extraordinary and versatile wooden cabinetry, tansu date as far back as 7th-century Japan and represent a rich folk heritage unique in the world.’
    • ‘Tansu were one of the few items that were intended as a permanent fixture of the home (unlike Shoji which were designed with transience in mind).’
    • ‘There are many workshops producing Tansu in imitation of the classic antiques.’