KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Lit. leg or foot. Also 脚, read ashi or kyaku.

1 The parts that support the main body of a storehouse, kura 蔵 or 倉.

2 The legs of a platform placed on a *kabuki 歌舞伎 stage. There are several basic types that take their names from their heights: shakudaka 尺高, one shaku 尺 (30.3cm) high; tsuneashi 常足, standard height of 12.12cm; chuuashi 中足, middle height of 63.6cm; takaashi 高足 usually the highest, at 84.8cm. Taka-nijuu 高二重 refers to any platform exceeding this. Also called okiashi 置足 or sashiashi 差足.

3 The left and right parts of the frog-leg struts *kaerumata 蟇股, that extend to form the legs and feet of the strut. See also *shikyakumon 四脚門, *hakkyakumon 八脚門.


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