The core of Byobu is made with lightweight wood in order to make it as light as possible. Depend on the painting, it is carefully planned to have a good balance of matting and painting.
Design: Style and size are planned depending on the painting and the most suitable materials are chosen.
Framework: The core and frame are made as light as possible using lightweight wood such as Sawara cypress or paulownia.
Preparation : Four layers of handmade Japanese paper are repeatedly pasted to increase its strength. This process ensures a foundation of lightweight yet strong Byobu.
Making of paper hinge: Each of the frameworks are bound together with paper hinges to make a 2,4,6-folding screen.
Shaving frames: Any gaps which may be seen when the 6 frameworks are put together will be corrected by shaving the wood.
Layers of base papering: To make a smooth surface finish, only edges of the frame are pasted.
Surface preparation: The surface is first covered with matting-paper then strips of gold textile are pasted.
Siding: Paper is pasted on the side of the frames.
Attaching fittings: Real lacquer–ware edges are attached around the Byobu.
Metal fittings: Metal fittings are attached at the edges and corners of the Byobu.
Mounting art: Finally paintings are lined and mounted onto the Byobu.