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Japanese university student wows Twitter with unique shoji paper sliding door calendar

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as punching out the days on these traditional paper doors.
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Traditional Japanese architecture proves too irresistible for curious cat

We all know what it’s like to want a closer look at the beautiful adornments in a traditional Japanese home, but this kitten got a little too close for comfort.

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Cats in Japan still unable to resist destroying sliding paper doors in most dramatic way possible

”Cats and shoji” have basically become the “Mustangs and cars and coffee” of Japan.

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Cute cat surprises owner with ability to walk through walls

This kitten won’t let anything get between him and his human.

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Cute cat’s curiosity kills the Japanese sliding paper door 【Video】

If you’ve ever seen shoji, the sliding wood-framed paper doors that are a common element of traditional Japanese architecture, you’ve probably been overcome by two strong emotions. First, a sense of admiration for the timeless beauty of the elegantly simple aesthetic. Second, a burning desire to know just how hard you can poke that translucent paper before you puncture it.

Poking holes in the shoji paper is a major faux pas, however, and even young kids in Japan know they’re supposed to resist the temptation. It doesn’t look like this kitty got the message, though, as it unleashes its adorably destructive hunting instincts on a defenseless shoji in this video.

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Holes in your paper door? Use colorful cloth to brighten up your shoji!

Sliding paper doors give a subtle elegance to any room, but unfortunately for homeowners in Japan who like to keep things nice, are extremely fragile. Even the slightest finger poke can damage the thin paper, leaving you with the task of trying to cover up the imperfections. But those with shoji are in luck! Crafty netizens have come up with an easy and eye-catching way to fix those holes, using their favorite patterned fabric to add a splash of color to the traditionally white doors.

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