Shoji are Japanese screens made with a wood frame and panes of translucent paper. Japanese shoji are used as windows, doors and room dividers. In this interior, it allows natural diffused light into rooms while providing privacy.
How to make Noren: Japanese room divider curtains you see in Japanese restaurants. Free sewing pattern and tutorial here: http://www.sewinlove.com.au/2013/02/22/noren-japanese-room-divider-partition-curtains/