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aori-ita @D
KEY WORD :@architecture / general terms
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Also read afuri-ita; irakaooi O.

1@A thick board attached to the edge of a veranda on pre-Meiji buildings or along steps to prevent damage from rain.

2@Thick boards placed over the main ridge *munagi , beneath the box ridge *hakomune , of a pre-Meiji building to protect the main ridge from rain. The boards have a slight downward incline.

3@On a cypress-bark roof *hiwadabuki O畘, or a roof covered with finely cut and stacked shingles *kokerabuki `, an aori-ita is called a shinanoki i. Tiles which serve the same purpose on tile roofs *kawara are called *hada noshigawara l.

4@On shrine buildings in *shinmei-zukuri _, the aori-ita are boards that act as drip caps. They are attached to each side of the ridge from one end to the other and are held by penetrating beams called *hinuki . They are under the ridge cover *kou-ita b, and below the support for the billets *katsuogi . They slope to the same degree as the roof incline *koubai z, and protect the ridge by deflecting rain.
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a) *hinuki с@@b) *katsuogi ؁@@c) kazaana
d) *chigi ؁@@e) *kou-ita b@@f) aori-ita D@@g) *muchikake ڊ|

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