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1@Also written }Žq, “rŽq. A crossroads or intersection of two roads. See *tsuji ’Ò.

2@In various towns in Fukui prefecture and the Kinki ‹ß‹E region, particularly in Nara, a narrow urban alley that could be throughface or a cul-de-sac. Equivalent to the kouji ¬˜H of Kyoto.

3@An alternative written form of *zushi ~Žq. Also read tsushi. A loft or attic in the roofspace of a traditional vernacular house *minka –¯‰Æ. Found in tiled, shingled and thatched houses, the floors often were made of bamboo, takesunoko ’|âŎq, sometimes overspread with clay or mud, or timber boarding, itabari ”Â’£, supported by joists *neda ª‘¾. The space was used variously for storage, accommodating servants and for raising silk worms kaiko Ž\. Except when used for silk worms there were few windows. Regional variants include 'taushi', 'zushi', 'tsuji', 'shizu', and 'chishi'. Also called *tsushi nikai ~Žq“ñŠK when there is only one floor of loft space.

4@A streetcorner.

5@A street.

6@In the farmhouses, nouka ”_‰Æ of Kouchi prefecture, a *kamado â} set in a corner of the *irori ˆÍ˜F— , with its sides often sheathed in copper cladding.
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