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read banchiku. A method of making the core of a podium *danjouzumi
壇上積 or an earthen wall or fence *tsuiji
築地 that was introduced from China during the Asuka period. A
layer of gravel *jari 砂利 is packed
down and them covered with clay mixed with lime sekkai 石灰, reaching
a height of up to 10 or 15 cm. This material is pounded until it is hard
packed. Then, a layer of sand is applied. This process is repeated to the
desired height. In the case of a wall, a trench is usually dug first, while
a podium may or may not be pre-dug.
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