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n. pl. fusuma
A light, sliding partition of thick paper framed in wood, mounted in grooves on the floor and ceiling, and functioning as a movable wall to form rooms in a traditional Japanese house.



(Architecture) architect a sliding paper-covered door or partition in Japanese architecture
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Words like futon, tatami, fusuma, and shoji required translators to add explanatory footnotes, incorporate explanations into the text, or blur the English.
It is used here to define a number of important architectural and spatial principles that are evident in buildings used as sets by Yasujiro Ozu; a roof structure with the large overhanging eaves that creates the characteristically dim interior demarcated by a luminous perimeter wall of sliding panels or shoji; a fragmentary and flexible spatial plan organised around a principal undefined space known as the moya; internal fusuma or sliding doors; a predominant use of timber in an unfinished state and the dominance of a whole series of aesthetic principles revolving around the notion of wabi-sabi.
The series is uniformly on fusuma, screen doors traditionally decorated with pleasant and lucky images.
1830) on the screens which were originally a Fusuma (sliding door)
Fusuma EE, Caruso SC, Lopez DF, Costa LJ, Janini LM, De Mendonca JS, Kallas EG, Diaz RS (2005) Duplication of peri-kappaB and NF-kappab sites of the first human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) transmission in Brazil.
Exemplifying the theme of beni and tsuya (rouge-and-blush), the "Shapes of Japanese Style" exhibit at Arte Giaponne featured Toshihito Okura's MIST lighting, comprised of a floating moire of clear polycarbonate sheets against a checker-patterned mirror; Ikkou Itabashi's North/South Polar Glass light table and partition made from recycled glass, emphasizing the universal abundance of silicon, the second most common element after oxygen and the principal ingredient of glass; and Ayako Yahagi's Fusuma modeled on four Japanese sliding doors, here rearranged into 24 different patterns to fit one's changing moods.
Moistening her finger, she made a considerable hole in the fusuma.
In the foyer, an identical maple-and-glass-panel fusuma door meets the hall entry sidelights, encompassing one system that provides visual continuity.
The sliding doors (elegant fusuma and the translucent, thin shoji) have no locks, and they can be removed entirely, unlike Western homes.
There are two types of Japanese screens, fusuma (sliding doors) and byobu (freestanding screens).