hinerito 拈斗
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Hineri means to twist, turn, back, or roll. Also written 捻斗; also called onisarato 鬼皿斗. A square or rectangular plate block *sarato 皿斗, that appeared at Houryuuji 法隆寺 at the end of 7c-8c and was occasionally employed thereafter. During the late 16c a larger, curvilinear style block placed between the top of pillars and large bearing blocks, *daito 大斗 became popular. Its upper part is raised and curved back so that its outermost point is in line with the edge of the bearing block.


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