Byobu are representation of folding screens . That are used to divide a space of a room for privacy . They are decorated with art in traditional style such as landscape, Cherry blossoms illustrations , paintings of Shodo calligraphy .
"Byobu" was designed in Japan since the 7th century and several are considered as a artistic work of art . Byobu are used as a functional tool . In 1850 Japan opened an international marketing , byobu were successful in Europe . In the 19th century they were common furnishing in many european cities . The popularity of byobu has since faded both in Japan and abroad .
Byobu Japanese folding screens
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