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1@Lotus petal design carved around the lower base kiban Šξ”Υ of a lantern *tourou “”βΔ. There are simple single-layer designs ichijuu ˆκd and more complex multi-layer designs hachijuu ”ͺd. The center of each petal of the single-layer type is divided in half; two single petals layered one on top of the other are called hachijuu. The spaces between the petals are filled in with simple forms termed kobana ¬‰Τ.


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2@Also less commonly called fukuren •š˜@. A lotus pedestal *rengeza ˜@‰Ψΐ for a Buddhist image that has the flower petals turned downward. The bases of early Buddhist images, such as those of the attendants *kyouji ˜eŽ of the Shaka sanzonzou Žί‰ήŽO‘Έ‘œ at Houryuuji –@—²Ž› (623) in Nara, simply consist of a kaeribana and a *kamachiza žyΐ (base frame). In more complex lotus pedestals, the kaeribana is used in the lower section of the base under the main larger upturned lotus petals *renben ˜@•Ω. The Amida Nyoraizou ˆ’–ν‘Ι”@—ˆ‘œ at Byoudouin *Hououdou •½“™‰@–P™€“° (1053) in Kyoto, has two separate kaeribana. Kaeribana may appear on altars and *zushi ~Žq (miniature shrines).
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