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1@A Nara and Heian periods term used to refer to any kind of design, which included a sketch for a statue or painting or a plan for a garden.

2@Since the Kamakura period, the term has been used to refer to decorative low-relief carvings or ink paintings found on, beams *hari —À; nosings *kibana –Ø•@; bracket arms *hijiki •I–Ø; frog's-leg struts *kaerumata 富Ò; armpit-fillers *tabasami Žè‹·, and foliate panels *kouzama Ši‹·ŠÔ. Designs include: arabesques *karakusa “‚‘; spirals *uzumaki ‰QŠª; leaves; clouds *unmon ‰_•¶; and waves. A few examples of eyou are found on pre-13c frog's-leg struts and foliate panels on Buddhist platforms *shumidan {–í’d. They became popular in the Kamakura period with the introduction of Zen and daibutsu styles of architecture *zenshuuyou ‘T@—l and *daibutsuyou ‘啧—l from Song China, when the variety of designs and uses gradually increased. Bracket arms decorated with eyou are called *eyou hijiki ŠG—l•I–Ø.
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