19th/20th c., Antique hand-carved Japanese ramna panels

1701cm long x 36 cm high x 2.8 cm deep

Depicting landscapes of black pine trees, Tea House,  clouds with  two small bird flying across the face of the Moon. Likely carved from yaku cedar in the Osaka tradition of chokokuranma (carved transom), these are double sided three-dimensional landscape designs. The design is mirrored on each side of the panel.

Ranma panels are typically found in traditional dwellings and are a staple of classical Japanese architecture. Placed above shoji or fusuma sliding doors, they allow light and air flow between rooms.


Good condition for its age with minor dings and rubs , I have found a small split in the clouds , and an old repair just below it in a tree .