The first stone is placed. A stone places in a corner like this is called sumi-ishi and it is vital in the entire structure, so much so that it is said that “one only becomes a proper stone wall mason after one is able to lay this corner stone.”


  • Title: Corner stone, 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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