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raihaiseki; reihaiseki

worshiping stone

An important key stone. It is a big flat stone (hira ishi) on which one stands to worship the triad stones. It is usually placed on the shore of a pond, or the corresponding point in a dry landscape garden. Also called haiseki.

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