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Also written Ώ‰Τ, Žσ‰Ψ, Ώ‰Ψ. sometimes pronounced ukehana. Flower-shaped support. A support in the shape of an open, upturned lotus flower, usually with 8 petals. Found under the rings *kurin ‹γ—Φ of a pagoda spire *sourin ‘Š—Φ, under the 'sacred gem' *houju •σŽμ at the top of a stone lantern ishitourou Ξ“”βΔ (see *tourou “”βΔ), or on the pedestal *daiza ‘δΐ of a Buddhist statue. Likewise, the ukebana is used under the sacred gem on top of the hexagonal or octagonal two-storied pagoda *tahoutou ‘½•σ“ƒ.
On pagodas, the ukebana consists of a single row of upturned petals, or a double row of petals with the upper row turned upwards and the lower row facing down. On the Buddhist pedestal, the ukebana takes the form of a round and relatively flat open lotus flower with six or eight upturned petals. The term is used in contrast with *kaeribana ”½‰Τ, a similar form with petals turned downwards. @
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*tourou “”βāFNagataki Hakusan Jinja ’·‘κ”’ŽR_ŽΠ (Gifu)

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