|KEY WORD : architecture / aristocratic dwellings|
|A frame constructed around the perimeter of a window or doorway; the opening into which sliding panels are set and other structural elements to give a finished appearance. It refers to ceiling molding, base boards and vertical molding placed in the corners of a room or a frame that defines an alcove *tokonoma 床の間. Material for frames may be bamboo or slender strips of wood.|
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