Encyclopedia of Shinto
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|カテゴリー1：||4. Jinja (Shrines)|
|カテゴリー2：||Ritual Implements and Vestments|
A type of mat used when kneeling in shrine worship. Also written 膝著 and 膝突. Originally used as a mat for kneeling in an outdoor courtyard during official court functions, the hizatsuki was later adopted for use indoors. Mats called komo or tatami were also sometimes used instead. Used in shrine rites today, hizatsuki are typically made by folding a tatami cover in half inside out and sewing the seams together to form a mat three shaku square (about 90 cm on a side). The rules for ritual procedure established by the Association of Shinto Shrines (Jinja Honchō) specify procedures for laying out and folding up komo and hizatsuki.
— Inoue Nobutaka