|KEY WORD : architecture / decorations|
| Lit. flower raft. A decorative, floral pattern
popular in the Momoyama period. The design is said to be derived
from a flowering branch floating on water. It is found on decorative metal
fittings and lacquered decoration, as for example, on the lacquered stairs
and floor of the Buddhist platform *shumidan
須弥壇, in Koudaiji Mitamaya 高台寺御霊屋.
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