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|Lit. true mikage 御影. A type of high quality granite, kakougan 花崗岩 quarried in the Mikage region of the city of Koube 神戸, Hyougo prefecture. This stone was originally called *mikage-ishi 御影石, but after that term became a synonym for granite, the prefix "hon" was added to refer to granite actually from the Mikage area. Honmikage is distinguished by its content of pale red feldspar.|
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