mushikomado 虫籠窓
KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings
A type of window containing a lattice of *mushiko goushi 虫籠格子, set into the upper part the facade of a buiding, usually a town house *machiya 町家, to illuminate the upper-floor rooms or lofts *zushi 辻子 (also called tsushi). Size varied but examples in pre-19c houses were often small. Shapes ranged from simple rectangles or circles to examples with elaborately moulded borders and decoratively curved and cusped corners reminiscent of the top half of *katoumado 火灯窓 or certain types of *kushigatamado 櫛形窓. Also referred to as mushiko 虫籠 in the vicinity of Kyoto.


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