Welcome to
Shades of Japan

Shades of Japan is a small independent company specialising in hand crafted bespoke furniture and traditional Japanese Shoji.

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About Us

Small, friendly and approachable we are always happy to listen to your initial thoughts and ideas. We will then work in partnership with you to turn those ideas into reality and create for you furniture, Shoji or a garden feature that is in harmony with your home and lifestyle.

Estimates are free and our work is competitively priced giving you exceptional value for money. We absolutely guarantee that there are no hidden costs.

Your satisfaction is very important to us, so please take the time to read some of our testimonials and find out what our customers have to say.

Established in 2000 our well equipped traditional workshop is situated in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, where we are well placed to travel to all parts of the country.

― Our Projects 

T & C.Hayward

T & C.Hayward

What we have to say ... One lamp was re-papered and we made 3 more What the customer has to say ... Simplicity is said to be the hallmark of Japanese furnishings... simplicity disguising a wealth of complex craftsmanship, in effect. Both of these attributes are amply...

What We Do?

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK commissioned Shades Of Japan to create Shoji screens for the recent commercial,  offering one lucky fan and a guest a once in a lifetime luxury trip to Japan. The prize includes return flights from London to Tokyo, seven nights stay at a five star hotel and the opportunity to meet the England squad. 
 

Unique and affordable workmanship and attention to detail, all our products are handmade in our own workshop and we look after both commercial and domestic clients alike.

 

―   UK Workshop  

― Our Services 

Japanese Shoji Screens

Bespoke Furniture

Gardens & Outdoors

Restoration

― Reviews 

Simplicity is said to be the hallmark of Japanese furnishings... simplicity disguising a wealth of complex craftsmanship, in effect. Both of these attributes are amply evidenced in the Andon Lamps made for me by Shades of Japan. Cheap they are not: stylishly elegant and true to their own material characters they most definitely are. To say I'm happy with Glenn's craftsmanship would be an understatement.

 

 - T & C.Hayward

Thank you Glenn for our wonderful Shoji doors. We were both impressed by your high standards of perfection and the long hours that you spent carefully installing them. The doors have covered a giant area and have transformed our room making it a stylish and calming space to Live in.

 

- Paul & Louisa

Shades of Japan made a pair of authentic Japanese sliding shoji screens to use as a room divider in my London flat, and I am delighted with them. Carefully designed and beautifully crafted, the shoji screens are works of art as well as examples of functional and skilful joinery. I was very fortunate to find Shades of Japan and would recommend them without hesitation.

 

- M.Robinson

We were very pleased with the service received from Shades of Japan. The on site installation was not straight-forward, but it was handled admirably. We have achieved the screen we wanted, and enjoy it immensely.

 

- C.Pagonis

I thought I'd write to you and convey my satisfaction and appreciation for a beautiful Shoji screen you have created. It was my long time dream to have a Shoji screen and you have helped me realise my dream. Every one that has visited my house has commented on its uniqueness and originality. Thank you for your prompt service and I look forward to the second part of the project.

 

- Dee Vyas

― FAQ 

Is everything bespoke?

Available in the range are Bespoke Shoji doors, Shoji screens, room dividers and lighting. Our own Shoji screens are individually designed and hand made and finished using a traditional Japanese Shoji paper.

Where do you deliver to?

We ship our products worldwide, an estimate for shipping can be provided.

How long have you been in business?

Established in 2000 our well equipped traditional workshop is situated in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, where we are well placed to travel to all parts of the country.

Can I get a quote?

Estimates are free and our work is competitively priced giving you exceptional value for money. We absolutely guarantee that there are no hidden costs.

What's your typical lead time?

Typically our screens take 2 weeks to create.

Whats the largest screen you produce?

We can make screens of any size, there are no limits to the size.

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