As stone processing techniques today have greatly developed since ancient times, stone processing is also done in anauzumi stone wall building. A chisel (nomi) is used to chip off the stone bit by bit until the desired shape is acquired. However, for the anauzumi stone wall building technique where natural stones are piled on top of another (nozurazumi), the stones are not extensively processed, only enough to make use of the stone’s natural attributes.


  • Title: Chiseling, Anouzumi (stone walls)
  • Creator: Anoushū
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Physical Location: Awata Kensetsu
  • Location Created: Shiga Prefecture
  • Original Language: Japanese
  • Subject Keywords: Anoushū, Stone, Castle
  • Type: Stone Walls
  • Rights: Photo: © Sayako Yamauchi

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