yamame uchikomizumi 山目打込積み
KEY WORD : architecture / castles
Lit. mountain eye pounding and inserting piling. A dry construction method used to pile stones for a stone wall *ishigaki 石垣. This wall is classified by the five Yin Yang elements and the tree god mokujin 木神. It also represents the azure dragon of the east. The technique involves piling fan-shaped rocks on their sides with their faces left in a natural, unhewn condition. Seen from afar, the wall's workmanship appears rough though in fact it is very intricate and durable. Considered appropriate for mountain castle.


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