We will make a detailed quotation, anyway consider about 30,000~50,000 JPY (+ shipping fee) per door including the rice paper.
Usually shoji are made of sugi-wood (japanese fir), appreciated for its soft but graphic grain and dimensional stability. We can also build shoji in hinoki but be advices that the rice paper tends to detach more easily.
Traditionally, japanese houses are based on the module of 1-ken (1818mm). The width of a 6 tatami or 8 tatami room is usually 2-ken… To cut a long story short, just tell us the net dimension of the opening you want to close (example, W3500mm x H2000mm). We will dimension the 4 shoji with the correct overlapping to fit your site.
If your opening is less than 2700mm, go for 3 shoji doors. If you have less than 1800mm, use 2 shoji doors. Anyway, feel free to consult us for any question.
Just by changing the horizontal/vertical balance of the grid, you can obtain a completely different effect. Tell us how many rows and how many columns you want and we will prepare a drawing for your review. Or send us a picture of a shoji you like and we will give you the answer if it can be done or not.
Rice paper is delicate and it will damage during transportation because of humidity or temperature change. We usually send our clients the shoji frames, some rolls or paper and glue. Application is very simple and you can do it yourself.
Keep in mind that it is paper and it is easy to rip or stain it. Of course you cannot wash it but you can remove dust with a vacuum cleaner or a brush.
As a matter of fact, Japanese like to change the paper every year (like an american would refresh the paint in the dining room). Anyway if you can preserve it from kids or pets, rice paper just gets nicer and nicer with the passing of the years, like a parchment. Being a westerner myself, I bet you will love your rice paper even more after 20 years!
Just send us a drawing or a picture and we will make a shoji as you like. Here below is a YUKIMI-SHOJI (see-the-snow-shoji). In my opinion this is the quintessence of the poetry in japanese construction. The shoji itself is a sliding door but a section of it can be opened as a single hung window. The shoji is translucent (opaque) but in the sliding section there is a fix clear glass pane. So you can see thru (and when it is snowing outside, yes, you will see the snow falling!).
The height of this clear glass section is masterfully balanced so that when you seat on the floor you can look outside comfortably. Anyway people walking outside will not see you. This is at the same time simple and perfect, don`t you think so?
You can have those built by your carpenter (we will provide a scheme with the required sizes and pitch) or we can provide it as a set. In the latter case, we recommend for this particular case laminated wood because it is dimensionally stable and you will not have problems in the installation.
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Theartice Boyd2020年8月19日 at 5:59 AM
Hello, I would like to purchase 2 shoji doors. I have an area in my house that i would like to close off with 2 shoji doors. The room is 154 inches by 96 inches. The ceiling is at 93 inches height. Please get back to me soon.
iacopo2020年8月21日 at 3:31 PM
Thank Theartice! I will get back to you by email.
joaquin sanchis sanz2021年2月7日 at 8:47 PM
Hi. I would like to buy a shoji sliding door to close an L-shaped corridor. The corridor space is 221cm high and 92cm wide. Could you help me? Thank you. Greetings.
Brennan2021年9月8日 at 11:20 PM
Hello – Your craftsmanship is impeccable! I am curious about a set of shoji to cover a space roughly 2286Hx3660W. Just simple panels. I will have to hang them from a track. Wondering if you ship to the US and what the total cost including shipping might be? Thank you!
iacopo2022年9月13日 at 1:05 PM
Yes, we ship to the USA. I will reply by email.
SOL2022年9月13日 at 3:52 AM
i would like to order a shoji sliding door , the size of opening is 152 ” X 96″ which can be modify
based on standard size of door and panel , 4 -36″ panel & door combination including track
and hardware. please give me some design advise. opening in the middle or all directions.
iacopo2022年9月13日 at 1:07 PM
I replied by email but I am afraid it might have been caught in the spam filter.
if you do not receive it, whatsapp me at +81-90- eight-two-zero-five twelve hundred