Kumiko Partition – Asanoha pattern (NEW)

The Kumiko Partition is based on the Kumiko woodworking technique that originated in the Kamakura period as a fixture technology in Japanese architecture. This technique involves cutting thin pieces of wood, adding grooves and angles, and assembling small wood fragments to create intricate patterns. With a history of over 800 years, there are more than 200 patterns in existence. These patterns hold meanings deeply rooted in Japan’s climate and culture, requiring highly skilled craftsmanship down to the finest details. Kumiko has long been cherished as a traditional Japanese decorative partition, allowing light and shadow to pass through.

This partition uses high-quality cedar wood, and the frame is delicately minimized to accentuate the beauty of the Kumiko patterns in a simple design. Particularly distinctive is the foldable section that moves freely on both sides, featuring a corded hinge created without the use of metal fittings.

The Kumiko Asanoha pattern named after the hemp leaf motif it resembles, is characterized by a lattice of interlocking hexagons, symbolizing longevity and good health. The Asanoha pattern is often incorporated into sliding doors (shoji), decorative screens, and furniture, serving not only as a testament to the artistry of Japanese woodworking but also as a symbol of cultural heritage and timeless beauty.