The stone arrangement constituting a garden waterfall. It is an important part of the main view in a Japanese garden, and is also called takigumi. Key stones used in a waterfall are: the cascade stone (mizuochi ishi), over which the water falls; the cascade-supporting stone (takisoe ishi), a larger stone standing to one side; the cascade-embracing stone (takihasami ishi), a standing stone on the opposite side; the water-receiving stone (mizuuke ishi), placed in the cascade basin; the water-dividing stone (mizuwake ishi) and leaf-repelling stone (konohagaeshi no ishi), near the cascade basin.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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