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Lit. goblin-tile.

1@The genelic name for decorative roof tyiles found at the ends of a main ridge *oomune 哏, or descending ridge *kudarimune ~. In the Nara and Heian periods they were usually decorated with flower or animal designs, and in theKamakura period with a goblin (oni S) mask. Usually tile but occasionally made of stone or wood. Swirling or wave patterns found at the bottom right and left of the onigawara are called *hire h. In the case of temples, shrines and palaces the terms *oni-ita S or *hanagawara Ԋ are sometimes rsed insted of onigawara.

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Houryuuji Shouryouin @@ (Nara)

a) *oomune 哏@b) *kudarimune ~@c) *sumimune@@d) *chigomune tq@e) *ichi-no-oni ̋S
Houryuuji Nandaimon @ (Nara)

2@A decorative wooden board used tha both ends of a box ridge *hakomune , on cypress-bank *hiwadabuki O畘, and shingle *kokerabuki `, roofs. This is thought to be the earliest meaning of the term.
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