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Screens

The Japanese byōbu is a typical folding screen composed of multiple painted panels, hung on walls or used to separate interior spaces. Its production has ancient roots dating back to the Heian period (794-1185). Over the centuries, these screens have evolved into refined works of art, gaining great popularity during the subsequent Edo period. The techniques used include ink painting, the use of gold leaf, and the application of fine fabrics.