a sliding door in a Japanese house, especially one serving as a room partition.

Origin of fusuma

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for fusuma

Historical Examples of fusuma

  • The fusuma behind her closed as noiselessly as they had opened.

    The Dragon Painter

    Mary McNeil Fenollosa

  • Above all things, do not knock upon his fusuma or call his name.

    The Dragon Painter

    Mary McNeil Fenollosa

  • Accompanied to the bed chamber the fusuma (screens) were closed, and he could hear the fall of the bars in the outer passages.

  • She moved now deliberately to Um's fusuma, tapping lightly on the lacquered frame.

    The Dragon Painter

    Mary McNeil Fenollosa

  • Now, for the benefit of her mother, whom she knew to be still behind the fusuma, Hoshiko tried to look very severe.

    The Way of the Gods

    John Luther Long