Meaning

Primary

Shoji Screen

Alternatives

Japanese Sliding Door, Shoji

Word Type

noun

Explanation

It can hinder a child, but that's about it. This is a shoji screen, which is a type of Japanese sliding door. They're typically covered with thin paper, so, you know, an adult can go through it but a child would be hindered by it.

Shoji are made of thin paper stretched across a wooden lattice frame. They're lightweight and designed to let in some natural light.

Reading

しょうじ
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well. The is changed from to , though, so be careful.

Context

Context Sentences

障子から差し込む光で、朝目を覚ますのが好きです。

I like being woken up by the sunlight filtering gently through shoji screen.

Kanji Composition