noun (plural same)
A Japanese chest of drawers or cabinet.
- The gilded room on the next page pairs a clean-lined, contemporary pedestal-style sink with an antique tansu that's used for storage and display.
- A key feature is an enlarged, built-in, stepped tansu surrounding the family room fireplace.
- Extraordinary and versatile wooden cabinetry, tansu date as far back as 7th-century Japan and represent a rich folk heritage unique in the world.
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