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A zigzag pattern which forms a decorative band resembling a series of lozenge shapes. It was used on the built-up ridges of many structures from at least the 17c onward. It may appear alone or as one of several decorative bands ornamenting a massive, built up ridge *oomune 哏. See *kudarimune ~, *sumikudarimune ~, *chigomune t.
Also nakafutobishi H. A variation of a diamond pattern called *hishimon H which consists of a diamond shape with smaller diamonds attached top and bottom. Used in the arrangement of muntins *kumiko gq in architectural fittings, and also in Japanese fabric designs. It was particularly popular in the Momoyama period for *tsujigahanazome ҂Ԑ on *kosode , and for noh costumes *noushouzoku \. Variations include: tonbo-ni-matsukawabishi xɏH (dragonfly and lozenge), nijuu matsukawa d (double lozenge), and oomatsukawa 叼 (large lozenge).
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