|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
| A base coat. The process of preparing ancient painting
surfaces by completely covering the materials used, such as paper, wood, hides
or wall panels, with a base coat of white *hakudo
白土. Other colors such as red *tan
丹 or verdigris *rokushou
緑青 were also used as base coats. Similar in meaning to *shitanuri
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