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nindou karakusamon@E~
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Also suikazura karakusamon; also nindou karakusa E~. Lit. honeysuckle arabesque pattern. A pattern used to decorate the pendants *gatou of broad, concave eave end tiles *nokihiragawara . Existing examples have very fluid, delicate vine patterns which are rendered with a leaping vitality, as in those found at Houryuuji @ and Hourinji @֎ in Nara. This motif may be arranged symmetrically, to the right and left of a central design *chuushinkasari S. It may be deeply and heavily carved as exemplified by a fragment found at the Sakadadera c site in Nara. It may also have a continuous pattern without a central motif *henkou karakusamon Gs. Some fragments from Houryuuji have a large heavy, fan-shaped motif senkei nindou karakusamon `E~ with the same motif alternating between being rightside up, like a tree, and the next inverted. This motif is also called palmette or apricot leaf arabesque motif kyouyou karakusamon Ǘt.
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