|KEY WORD : 1 architecture / general terms : 2 art history / paintings|
| 1 A
surface of a Japanese architectural component that faces front.
2 Endpaper, often decorated, used to line inside the front cover of a Japanese style booklet *sasshibon 冊子本 or the opening section of a scroll *kansubon 巻子本. Mikaeshi usually is paper, although fabric has been used on occasion. For example, figured satin rinzu 綸子, was used for mikaeshi of a magnificently decorated scroll set, The Collection of Thirty-six Master Poets Sanjouurokuninshuu 三十六人集 in Nishihonganji 西本願寺 (early 12c), Kyoto. Mikaeshi can be embellished with a painting mikaeshi-e 見返絵 or decorated in a variety of techniques for paper decoration *ryoushi soushoku 料紙装飾 including the ample use of gold or silver foil, for example in the decoration of Buddhist sutras soushokukyou 装飾経 of the 12c.
(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. No reproduction or republication without written permission.