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Also kaname-ishi —vÎ. Rocks and stones which in a tea garden *roji ˜I’n which served a practical as well as an aesthetic purpose. Many of these stones helped guide guests through the garden or highlight key design features. Yaku-ishi were named according to their position or function. Directly in front of the low entrance *nijiriguchi çWŒû to a rustic tearoom *chashitsu ’ƒŽº were the first stone *hatsu-no-ishi ‰‚̐Πor stepping stone *fumi-ishi “¥Î, the second stone *niban-ishi “ñ”ԐΠor falling stone *ochi-ishi —ŽÎ, and the third stone sanban-ishi ŽO”ԐΠor mounting stone *nori-ishi æÎ. A hot-water bucket stone *yuoke-ishi “’‰±Î with a bucket of water placed on it for guests, was located beside the handwash basin *chouzubachi Žè…”«. The front stone *mae-ishi ‘OÎ was placed directly in front of the basin, and opposite the water bucket was the candle-holding or lantern stone teshoku-ishi ŽèCÎ. Other yaku-ishi included a sword-resting stone *katanakake-ishi “Š|Î below the sword rack *katanakake “Š|, a viewing stone *monimi-ishi •¨Œ©Î, a general guest's stone *kinin-ishi ‹MlÎ and listening to a bell stone kanekiki-ishi à•·Î near the waiting arbor *koshikake machiai ˜Š|‘ҍ‡, and a path-dividing stone *fumiwake-ishi “¥•ªÎ and temple stone *garan-ishi ‰¾—•Î. There were also stones near the middle garden gate *chuumon ’†–å called the step-over stone *norigoe-ishi æ‰zÎ, guest stone *kyaku-shi ‹qÎ, host's stone teishu-ishi ’àŽåÎ, and under-the-door stone tozuri-ishi ŒË Î. Seven yaku-ishi were known collectively as the seven trump stones *nanatsu-ishi Žµ‚Î.
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