The Japanese have known the value of the folding screen for centuries. These screens can act as room dividers, bath screens, or portable privacy screens. Folding screens come in solid colours or a variety of patterns.
Folding screen sizes are set in square metres and also number of panels, with more panels allowing more flexibility while larger screen sizes allow partitioning larger spaces in lieu of portability. Folding screens come in wood, plastic, traditional paper, and other materials.