pl. -·ji or -·jis
- a translucent sliding panel of rice paper on a wooden frame, used in Japanese homes as a partition or door
- any panel, screen, etc. like this
Origin of shojiSino-Japanese sh?ji, partition
Also shoji screen
nounpl. shoji or sho·jis
A translucent screen consisting of a wooden frame covered in rice paper, used as a sliding door or partition in a Japanese house.
Origin of shojiJapanese sh&omacron;ji : sh&omacron;, barrier, screen (from Middle Chinese t&shookr;iang`; also the source of Mandarin jiàng) + -ji, noun-forming suff. (from Middle Chinese ts&zsyll;´; see gyoza).
Japanese éšœå (shÅji)