Transoms - Ranma

Ranma were built into a house in between rooms above the doors. This allowed air to flow between rooms. Ranma are always double-sided and are usually intricately carved using Japanese Cedar (Sugi). They are almost always framed so require little post-purchase costs. Ranma are still being made today and can cost well over $1000 per piece. They are often made in pairs but never with the same image. Most of our ranma are ca. 1890 ~ 1930. Prices vary depending on the intricacy of the carving and the thickness of the cedar.

Ideas for use include; bed-heads, wall-hangings, table-tops or use them as transoms if building into your house or patio.

Our courier services Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Sydney, Newcastle, Illawarra, Albury, Central Coast, Northern Rivers, Canberra, Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Adelaide, Perth & Tasmania. If you live outside of these areas then we will find another removalist. Delivery charges can be found on our Shipping page.

To enquire or purchase any of our items, please call the shop 07 5576 4488 or email

Matsu, Teahouse by the lake Ranma

ca. 1940
Size H 39 x  W 164 x  D 3cm

Price $265

Cranes & Pine Ranma

ca. 1930
Size H 34 x  W 183 x  D 3cm

Price $375

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