|KEY WORD : architecture / gardens|
| Also called *katsura-ishi
葛石. Lit. edging stone. A stone used as a border under eaves. Mainly
natural stones 12cm in diameter are used in single or double layers in a
straight line. The ground under the eaves is usually hard packed. The edging
stones are positioned by leveling string, mizuito 水糸, and then they
are lined up accordingly. Sometimes, smaller stones called *gorota-ishi
呉呂太石 (6-10cm diameter round stones) are used as edging.
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