minozuka 蓑束
CATEGORY: architecture / general terms
 
A decorative strut which is shaped like a plectrum used for playing the shamisen 三味線. The strut is capped with a scalloped cushion upon which a bearing block is placed. It came into use during the Muromachi period (c 15-16c).
 
Nokamihachimanguu Haiden 野上八幡宮拝殿 (Wakayama)
Nokamihachimanguu Haiden 野上八幡宮拝殿 (Wakayama)

Higashikannonji Tahoutou 東観音寺多宝塔 (Aichi)
Toukannonji Tahoutou 東観音寺多宝塔 (Aichi)

 
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