Detail from Picture
Scroll of the Legends of Matsuzaki Tenjin Shrine (Matsuzaki Tenjin engi),
showing workers constructing a scaffold of thin round posts with planks set on the top.
The master carpenter holds a measuring stick in one hand and a plumb line in the other. (redrawn by authors)
Text and images © Vinayak Bharne & Iku Shimomura, 2003