Sliding panel doors - fusuma - painted on both sides with festival scenes.

They are said to have been taken from the Imperial palace outside Kyoto circa 1908 where 4 similiar doors remain in situ. Cedar wood was employed at this time instead of ordinary painted paper panels of the fusuma for doors giving on to the veranda.


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