|KEY WORD : architecture / gardens|
| A large and powerful branch which dominates a tree.
The kikieda featured in garden design and also in paintings where it was
used functionally, to extend the tree motif over several screen or *fusuma
襖 panels, and symbolically, to represent the extended power of military leaders.
A good example is found in Kanou Tan'yuu's 狩野探幽 (1602-74) painting of pine and
peacocks in the Oohiroma 大広間 at Nijoujou Ni-no-maru 二条城二の丸 in Kyoto. The returning
branch *modorieda 戻り枝,
sometimes serves a similar function.
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