amadoi 雨樋
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A gutter used to carry rainwater from the eave-ends to a downspout or hanging chain and thence to the ground. This method was used only after the late 19c. However, many temples or shrine buildings have continued to use traditional methods to channel rainwater from above. For example, rainwater is allowed to run down the roof and off the edge of the eaves into a ditch filled with thick gravel padding which prevents mud from splashing onto the building and lets the water seep into the earth.

*amajimai 雨仕舞, *amaochi 雨落, *futamune-zukuri 二棟造

(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. No reproduction or republication without written permission.