Ranma were one of the few embellishments that were used in the traditional Japanese homes above sliding shoji doors to provide air flow between adjoining rooms. They are carved on both sides typically with nature scenes. These date to the late Meiji, Taisho period, circa 1910-30 and make beautiful wall hangings or to create a visual break in a space such as a great room when suspended from the ceiling or placed above a bed as a headboard.
Our recently arrived container includes a selection of more than 50 of these hand-carved transom. These panels are crafted from a solid slab of cedar and depict a variety of scenes; including castle and temple scenes, cranes, hawks, pine, bamboo and plum blossoms.
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