|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|Also called seridashi 迫出; seriage 迫上. Lit. trap or trapdoor. A platform on which actors or some types of large stage scenery are raised up to or lowered down from the *kabuki 歌舞伎 stage. A large trap door is called oozeri 大迫, a middle sized one is called nakazeri 中迫 and a small one, kozeri 小迫. A very small scale device like this was also used for the puppet theater. Until the modern era (end of the 19c and early 20c)it was operated manually.|
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