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Engawa (縁側 or 掾側?) refers to the typically wooden strip of flooring immediately before windows and storm shutters inside traditional Japanese rooms.[1] Recently this term has also come to mean the veranda outside the room as well, which was traditionally referred to as a nure'en (濡れ縁?).[2]


  1. ^ [En]. Daijisen (大辞泉?). Shogakukan (小学館 shougakukan?). 1995. 
  2. ^ "Engawa". Retrieved 2008-07-20.