|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| Also read kizahashi, kidahashi. Lit.
a step, stair, stairway, staircase. Hashi is used to refer to steps
leading directly from the ground or garden into a building or hall, dou 堂. Kizahashi or kidahashi are ancient words for ladders or
stairs but are seldom found in this sense now. However, the three steps
leading from the white graveled area, shirasu 白州 in front of a nou stage *noubutai 能舞台
to the stage itself are called kizahashi.
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