Selected Materials - Ranma

Ranma is installed above fusuma* which is put in between 2 Japanese tatami rooms in a row. It is a decorating asset like fine arts and crafts, which is created by traditional craftsmanship.
Ranma is located in which is a little higher than the eye line. Therefore, red cedar or paulownia tree are popular as materials because they have light weight and visually tender appearance. We provide not only popular ready-made ranma, but we can also create original ranma of your favorite as a special order.

Fusuma*...A vertical rectangular sliding panel, often painted or decorated, used in Japan as a door or movable wall.

  Yakusugi-Chokoku-Ranma(Eight Views of Omi)  
  It is about 2.6-inch thickness Ranma which is used sasa-moku wooden board of Yaku-cedar.
A rank of those sculptural ranma depends on the board thickness.

  Kirimasa-Sukashibori*-Ranma (water and maple)  
  Water and Maple design is one of typical Shukashibori-ranma.  

  Kirimasa-Sukashibori*-Ranma (Shikunshi*)  
  This is also typical Sukashibori-ranma, Shikunshi which is plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo.  

  Kirimasa-Sukashibori*-Ranma (Wakamatsu)  
  This design comes from young leaves of a pine tree.  

  Kirimasa-Sukashibori*-Ranma (Kasumi)  
  Kasumi is very simple design of sukashi-bori and it matches tea room or Sukiya room well.  

  Tubotubo is a toy which is popular as a tea-things.  

  Akasugimasa-Sukashibori-Ranma(Futaba-aoi : species of wild ginger)  
  It is designed from a wrapping cloth at Shimogamo-shrine.  

  Akasugimasa-Sukashibori-Ranma(Ivy and Enshu in a circle)  
  This design is customer's family crest.  

  Akasugimasa-Sukashibori-Ranma( Hanabishi and Enshu)  
  This is also another customer's flower-shaped family crest.

  Akasugimasa-Osa-Ranma with frame  
  This is simple long ranma, and often used in conventional home.  

         Sukashi-bori*・・・ornamental work having a pattern of openings
  ◆ Sample of Ranma Room ◆
Kirimasa-Sukashibori*-Ranma (Genjikou)
This ranma is called 'Thoyama' which is overlapped with kirimasa and akasugimasa boards.

The above pictures are provided by Matsubun Shoten(which is famous as managing tea room materials and precious woods widely.)