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sori bashi

arched bridge

An arched bridge. It is often made in garden ponds where there is boating for pleasure, or simply for its design. It is usually a wooden bridge, but stone examples taking famous scenic spots in China as their motif are found in some Edo period daimyo gardens.

Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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