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hikiusu ishi


The bottom part of a circular stone hand mill for grinding grain, used as stone material in the garden. It is sometimes used as a path junction stone, or as a water-crossing stone. It is also reworked and used as a water basin. Another name for it is usuishi.

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