The dynamic graphic
drawn by tradition.
It is the evolutionary “Shoji”,
brightening the quality time.
“We want a smart shoji in our living room, rather than dangling a fancy curtain.”
Ideas like these were heard from our customers, unimaginable a few decades ago. As a craftsman and a professional of fittings, we wanted to create a modern shoji that would fit our customers’ wish and the contemporary housings of today.
Bringing the traditional designs drawn on “kumiko ranma” by craftsmen long ago, from the tokonoma (Japanese alcove) to modern living rooms.
As the ultimate mixture of Japanese and European interior culture, now the shoji design enters a new era with a new style.
Features of the “Living Shoji”
A special workmanship seen only in high class kumiko ranma. Excellent in strength and durability, and can be arranged in various design patterns.
DYNAMIC TRADITIONAL DESIGN
Each pattern is made twice the size of a conventional kumiko. The bold and dynamic design attractively matches widely spaced living rooms.
For the dynamic design the wooden parts are made thicker, producing high strength and durability as a sliding door. The Japanese decoration is now more than an objet and something practical, and can be used in living rooms with children.
We invented tools to accurately create the dynamic designs, reviewed the production process, and succeeded in mechanizing some of the procedures. The productivity and cost of kumiko work is now drastically improved, allowing us to introduce them in reasonable prices.
Living ShojiSize ( W.1718×H.1870×D.30 ) ／ Price (excluding tax)
The kikko pattern is the base of these kumiko panels. We recommend it to those for whom an ordinary shoji screen is insufficient.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥162,000〜（¥81,000 for single door）
Our most popular item is inlaid with an asanoha pattern, whose motif is entwined hexagons. The scattered arrangement entertains the eye with its varying appearance.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥188,000〜（¥94,000 for single door）
A charming design with three patterns of inlay that suggest a field of alpine flowers. Asanoha, goma, sakura-kikko.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥208,000〜（¥104,000 for single door）
Depicts the scenery of a range of mountains in Japan. The beautiful kumiko pattern lends it a feeling of spaciousness. Asanoha, goma, sakura-kikko.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥256,000〜（¥128,000 for single door）
An elegant design that suggests the wrapping of a kimono sash. The familiar Japanese pattern briskly livens up a room.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥228,000〜（¥114,000 for single door）
We recommend this pattern, based on a motif of goma (sesame) created through the interweaving of crisp, straight lines, to those who seek a simpler lifestyle.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥254,000〜（¥127,000 for single door）
This graceful kumiko depicts a pattern of twisting trees. The beautiful, overlapping circles offer a relaxing and genteel atmosphere.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥270,000〜（¥135,000 for single door）
This pattern, with its beautiful and charming motif of tortoise shells, is constructed with an original technique. The design suggests the refinement of cherry blossoms.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥330,000〜（¥165,000 for single door）
An enigmatic pattern that can appear as stars or, depending on how you look at it, overlapping circles. One of our most popular designs.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥296,000〜（¥148,000 for single door）
This luxurious shoji screen is lavishly decorated with a motif of entwined hexagons. We also recommend it without washi paper, as an accenting partition.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥476,000〜（¥238,000 for single door）
An original design with a pattern of plum blossoms. There is a definitive liveliness to these lush curves.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥312,000〜（¥156,000 for single door）
A product of the highest grade, lavishly furnished with three kinds of kumiko. Anyone would be impressed by its magnificent presence. Asanoha, goma, sakura-kikko.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥476,000〜（¥238,000 for single door）
These graceful curves express the soothing flow of water. They are formed using a traditional technique known as “nokome”.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥134,000〜（¥67,000 for single door）
This design is patterned after the knotted-rope design found on Jomon earthenware pottery. The supple intertwinement of the lattice lines is elegant yet intriguing.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥182,000〜（¥91,000 for single door）
A poised and traditional composition. The balance between the classic vertical lattice and traditional Japanese pattern is one worth handing down to the present day.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥228,000〜（¥114,000 for single door）
An incense figure is a type of diagram used in the Japanese way of incense (kodo) and has long been used as a pattern in kumiko. It is arranged in a stylish tower form.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥212,000〜（¥106,000 for single door）
Border kumiko are made with an expressive freedom and expand the bounds of interior design. The slender trailing lines of the kumiko bring a room together.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥140,000〜（¥70,000 for single door）
This piece offers the nostalgic suggestion of Taisho-era romanticism. The design integrates well when used in renovating old-style Japanese homes.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥220,000〜（¥110,000 for single door）
This enigmatic pattern has the dimensionality of a piece of chocolate. We recommend it to those who prefer crisp Japanese patterns.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥252,000〜（¥126,000 for single door）
Fits perfectly with interior design in an east Asian taste.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥216,000〜（¥108,000 for single door）
Kiriasa is known as the most formal of patterns. When incorporated into an authentic Japanese room, it creates an elegant space brimming with luxury.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥316,000〜（¥158,000 for single door）
This delicate and translucent reed lattice is the most beloved of Japanese people. The rhythmic use of space offers a striking impression.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥276,000〜（¥138,000 for single door）
Recommended for rooms you wish to partition while maintaining good lighting. The restrained kumiko pattern adorns your living space as an accent to any room.
Red cedar, cypress / ¥164,000〜（¥82,000 for single door）
* Sizes exceeding a width of 1,000 mm and a height of 1,899 mm may be priced higher.
* For more detailed information about the origins of these patterns, please see our page “About Kumiko Patterns.”
* Can be produced using an original design.
* Sizes are given for reference only. Orders may be made in increments of 1 mm.
* We are also able to handle custom orders made according to your architectural plans.
* Reinforced, tear-resistant washi paper is used in living room shoji screens. (4x strength)
* We are able to produce double-sided kumiko screens for use as partitions.
A sharp kumiko line to decorate the wall.
In patterns drawn in kumiko ranma, traditional Japanese values such as “auspiciousness” “four seasons” “scenery” were praised.
Today, we present the Japanese tradition of kumiko in a single line, not just inheriting the techniques but also the mind. The kumiko line, invented to match modern rooms, is made of a special wooden rail and the kumiko in a set. It can be embedded into spaces as a new type of Japanese decoration. The sharp line drawn with traditional pattens fit in homes, office spaces and shops, creating a modern Japanese atmosphere.
Border kumikoSize ( 900mm/each): From W.900〜×H.108 ／ (including rail, excluding tax)
Cypress / ¥17,000〜
Cypress / ¥19,500〜
Cypress / ¥22,000〜
Cypress / ¥25,500〜
Cypress / ¥27,200〜
Cypress / ¥23,700〜
Cypress / ¥24,200〜
Cypress / ¥22,300〜
Cypress / ¥14,600〜
Cypress / ¥16,200〜
Cypress / ¥22,800〜
Cypress / ¥23,200〜
※ As we manufacture it according to the design, you can choose the size. (The price is estimated for 900mm/each)
※Maximums size possible is 2400mm. Above sizes will be made by connecting several parts.
The traditional Japanese decoration “kumiko”, created by craftsmen.
In classic Japanese architecture, an alcove called “toconoma” is always set. In this very important space, the kumiko ranma is placed among with seasonal flowers and tapestries to greet guests.
Skilled craftsmen created the Japanese decoration, praising traditional Japanese values such as ”auspiciousness” “four seasons” “scenery”, and wishing the house and family’s prosperity in the coming years.
Kumiko ranmaSize ：W.1704×H.363×D.30 ／ Price (excluding tax)
Red cedar, cypress / ¥122,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥146,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥125,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥138,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥180,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥168,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥162,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥260,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥97,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥102,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥106,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥149,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥139,000〜
Red cedar, cypress / ¥160,000〜
※As we manufacture it according to the design, you can choose the size.Custom order available, free size.
The kumiko plays part in forming the lights and shadows of a space, as ceiling lamps or floor lamps.
The “Wind” series - a type of wall lighting that goes with Japanese and European rooms, or the “SHIZUKU” series - made by bending 140 pieces of plaided wood, and more. We carry small lamps for normal homes, to large lightings for facilities. The playful designs with gentle curves shines the room like no other lamp.
Floor lamp / SHIZUKU(a Drop)
Size ：W.275×H.650×D.135 / E26 60W
¥130,000 (excluding tax)
A PARTITION WALL
The partition wall made with modest vertical lattice has a sharp, smooth impression.
Simple as it is, it has a sophisticated design that lives on.
With a faint atmosphere of the other side and the light mildly reaching in, the partition gives relaxation and an accent to the space.
Partition / NAMI (Wave) Double
¥280,000 (excluding tax)
Partition / NAMI (Wave) Triple
¥420,000 (excluding tax)
|Inquiry||InquiryMost of our items are made to order.
We cannot produce mass quantities, but we do accept customize orders so feel free to send us your request.
|Price estimate||Price estimateLet us know which design (by product number), type of wood, size, quantity, specification you would like, as far as you can answer. We will calculate the estimate.|
|A confirmation document for the order,sent and signed||A confirmation document for the order,sent and signedTo prevent troubles, we will send you a confirmation document with all the deals and information written down. It will be the contract, so sign it and send us a copy back.|
|Official order||Official orderAfter the size and specification is fixed and we receive an official order, we will draw a CAD design just for you, so you can imagine the finished product.|
|Measuring at site||Measuring at siteFittings like the kumiko shoji all vary in size and specification, so measurement at the actual site is necessary. We recommend customers to consult a nearby housing reform company or construction company.|
|Issuance of invoice||Issuance of invoiceWe will issue the invoice after measuring the site.
If there are changes in the measurements, the quoted amount might change as well.
|Production||ProductionOur craftsman will make each and every fitting with extreme care and skills.
It depends on the item and quantity, but we set 30 days from the official order as a standard delivery time. If you are in a hurry, please note so in your inquiry.
|Payment||PaymentWe deliver our items only when the payment is complete. We appreciate your understanding.|
|Delivery||DeliveryWe will carefully pack the items and dispatch them. We accept specified delivery dates, but cannot accept time specification. We appreciate your understanding.|
- If you are building your house or having a renovation, and you are not sure of the technical details, connect us to your contractors and we will discuss with them directly by telephone.
- For construction projects, we can estimate and produce furniture and fittings from one piece. Also, we take orders using new materials such as polyester-resin plywood or melamine.
- For bent kumiko items, we only use carefully selected Japanese cypress, but for others we are stocked with a wide range of high-grade and reasonable lumber, like cedar, spruce, ash, pine and more.