The holding screen has been already used as a tool of the protections from the wind at Han Era in China.
It was changed into the luxurious personal ornaments of imperial family afterwards.
In that time, the screen wasn’t such a Japanese one.
It had been changed as Japanese style, frame is tree and using materials are silk and Japanese paper
those are able to fold.
In this period, folding screen was so highly prized by foreigner.
So luxury and gorgeous gold folding screens were made a lot and exported as gift
between Azuchi Momoyama Era and Edo Era.
From ancient to modern times, Japanese painting, includes Japanese traditional styles of painting,
ink painting and literati paintings, are used the folding screen painting.
In the case of the screen of the Japanese painting, often describes the change of the season
from the right to the left.
It is produced on a premise that the screen is folding.
So a three-dimensional impression is created to the picture by holding it.
Moreover, not only looking at front, a change is created to a picture by changing a viewpoint into right and left.
Thus, a picture is slightly changed by changing a viewpoint into right and left.
It is devised by a looking person to be able to enjoy it variously.