|KEY WORD : art history / general terms|
|Lit. fabric paving. Pavement formed by square or rectangular stones laid so that a little space is allowed around each. The lines of stones run parallel to the edging stones and to each other in a lengthwise direction. Stones set diagonally are called *shihanjiki 四半敷. They are common at Zen 禅 temples and were thought to have been first used in the 13-14c, but at the Kokubunji 国分寺 in Kouchi prefecture, there is a pagoda podium with diagonally set stones. They were laid in the Nara period.|
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