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Akari cabinet

Shoji (the Japanese sliding doors consisting of a wooden frame covered with Japanese paper) is one of the home features that represent Japan’s traditional living space and functions as a door and partition. Though shoji is still used in many traditional Japanese houses, it has a nostalgic feel in modern life and there are fewer and fewer newly-built houses that have a space with shoji. In the old days, the paper of the shoji was changed at the end of the year in every household to remove the dirt built up during the year. With their fingers going numb with cold, people would dip a brush in a bucket of glue, apply the glue to the cedar wood lattice with a brush, carefully attach a sheet of Japanese paper to it, and cut off the excess paper with a knife.
Though we used to be able to watch people changing the shoji paper in their gardens or in front of their houses at the end of the year, today we rarely see people doing that. Shoji is made by pasting Japanese paper on a wooden lattice. In the old times, handmade Japanese washi paper was used, as it was very tough and resistant to wind and rain, and therefore a suitable material for shoji, which were typically used as a partition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Shoji with translucent handmade paper softened the heat from the sun coming inside a house in summer and provided a shield against the cold winds in winter while letting warm sunlight in. Today, most shoji are made using machine-made Japanese washi paper made from pulp, not genuine handmade washi paper made from paper mulberry. Such machine-made paper, being solid white and lacking texture and toughness, does not have the functionality, look, and feel of traditional hand-made Japanese paper. Today’s Japanese people have lost many traditions by their own choice. We succeeded in making a product that has the sentimental atmosphere of shoji by condensing the world of shoji into a cabinet and using genuine materials. This is how we pay homage to small Japanese houses and shoji with keenly-felt nostalgia. We use Japanese washi paper handmade by a Japanese papermaker in the Mino region. The Japanese paper is pasted on the joinery frames made by a joiner, and the frames are attached to the oak door frames made in our own factory in Asahikawa City along with the cabinet body. The doors are sliding doors just like the shoji of the past. Frosted glass panels are used for the top board, bottom board, and shelf boards to let the light through the cabinet. We made sure its details were very Japanese and named it Akari, hoping that it will shine in the sunlight.
Item No. C-821 / C-823 / C-824

Size: W1062×D450×H1685 / W2196×D450×H1235 / W2070×D450×H1685

Frame:
Oak - Soap finish

Door / Top / Back / Side :
Oak - Soap finish
Glass / Mino Japanese paper

Shelf board :
Clear glass

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 111 types of our
original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have a semi-order system for fabrics on sofas and chairs. Fabrics can be selected from our collection of 106 types of our original fabrics and leather. You can choose to coordinate with furniture you already have.

A wide variety of fabrics, as well as our original ones, are available.
There are some fabrics, which are not suitable depending on the products so ask our staff for details.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

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We have 7 types of wood, 5 shades of dye colors, 4 shades of specular finish colors,
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we have a choice of oil finish using plant-derived oil, and urethane clear finish.
The type of wood and finish will depend on the design of the product.

The color / feel of products may differ slightly from products depending on shutter / browser condition and computer screen.

Akari cabinet

Price / Variation

C-821 Cabinet
W1062×D450×H1685
C-823 Cabinet
W2196×D450×H1235
C-824 Cabinet
W2070×D450×H1685

Akari cabinet