|KEY WORD : architecture / roofing tiles|
|A decorative motif used on the roof of a Japanese building. It consisted of a series of single petals with one leaf seedling added to each petal. It was used on the pendants *gatou 瓦当, of eave-end, semi-cylindrical tiles, especially during the 7-11c.|
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