|KEY WORD : architecture / gardens|
|A cascade. A type of garden waterfall in which the water falls at a 90 degree angle. One common type of baku is the dragon's gate cascade *ryuumonbaku 竜門瀑. The character baku 瀑 means violent water, and this type of cascade is distinguished from the more gentle taki 滝 in which the water curves smoothly like the body of a dragon. The two terms, Chinese in origin, were soon confused in Japan, with steep baku cascades often referred to as taki.|
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