Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bamboo screen (SUMUSHIKO 簾虫籠)

SUMUSHIKO means louver made of bamboo strings.
It was for insect cage at first, then this louver used for fittings especially in Toyama prefecture.

Wholesaler in port `MORI YA" (Kaisen donya 廻船問屋 森屋) in Toyama is most famous architecture which has SUMUSHIKO window.
We can see outside through SUMISHIKO window in inside, on the contrary, We can't see inside through it in outside at daytime.

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