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| 1 Paintings e 絵 executed on the interior pillars *hashira
柱 of a building. Well-known examples date from the mid Heian period, and
include those in Daigoji *Gojuu-no-tou 醍醐寺五重塔 (952) and in Byoudouin *Hououdou
平等院鳳凰堂 (1053), kyoto.
2 Also called hashirakakushi 柱隠 and hashiragake 柱掛. An abbreviation of hashira-e-ban 柱絵判. The pillar-picture format, an extremely long size of *ukiyo-e 浮世絵 prints, measuring 76 x 13cm. So called because hashira-e prints were hung on interior pillars as decoration. Although thought to have been created by Okumura Masanobu 奥村政信(1686-1764) in the first half of 18c, the hashira-e format used for black-line hand-colored woodblock prints *beni-e 紅絵 by the early ukiyo-e artists is called habahiro hashira-e 幅広柱絵 (wide-pillar-picture format). This was cut in two sizes measuring approximately 69-75 X 25-26 cm and 69-75 X 17 cm respectively. The term hashira-e also applied to a horizontally cut quarter sheet of the paper (approximately 69-75 X 12-13 cm) used for full-color woodblock prints *nishiki-e 錦絵 after 1750 by Isoda Koryuusai 磯田湖龍斎 (act. latter half of 18c) and Torii Kiyonaga 鳥居清長 (1752-1815).
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