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umebachi gegyo@”~”«Œœ‹›
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A gable pendant *gegyo Œœ‹› with an irregular hexagonal shape. The lower sides of the pendant form concave curves. A hexagonal gable pendant with straight sides *kirigegyo ØŒœ‹›. The umebachi gegyo is believed to have originated in the Heian period (9-12c), and was used on domestic architecture, simple Buddhist and Shinto halls and gates. A typical example can be seen on the Kanjouinmon ŠÁ’¸ˆó–å, Touji “ŒŽ›, Kyoto (17c).
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Izumo Taisha Haiden o‰_‘åŽÐ”q“a (Shimane)
Izumo Taisha Haiden o‰_‘åŽÐ”q“a (Shimane)

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