|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| A proto-modern, generic term for toilet. It is said
that centuries ago such facilities were constructed above a swiftly flowing river
so that the refuse would be washed away by the current. Also written 川屋 (river business) or 側屋 which may indicate that the toilet facilities were located
beside a house.
(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. No reproduction or republication without written permission.