|KEY WORD : architecture / decorations|
| Concave curves carved out of the upper
surface of the bracket arms *hijiki
肘木, that link bearing blocks found. The curves gave the bracket arms a strengthened
appearance. They were also used in Asuka and Nara periods architecture
along the base of railings *kouran
高欄, to provide a water drainage channel . The sasaguri was not used in
the Heian period, but a variation of sasaguri was reintroduced
in the Kamakura period as part of Zen style architecture *zenshuuyou
禅宗様. It had round sides and the middle section formed a straight line. The Zen
style type of sasaguri was also called seguri 背繰.
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