- a floor extension at one side of a Japanese-style house, usually facing a yard or garden and serving as passageway and sitting space.
Origin of engawa
Examples from the Web for engawa
Historical Examples of engawa
As we entered we passed along an engawa (verandah) bounding a tiny internal square of garden on our way to the reception-room.A Journal from Japan
Marie Carmichael Stopes
We followed our hostess to the engawa (verandah) leading to the guest-room next to what had been Hearn's study.Lafcadio Hearn
Nina H. Kennard