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Lit. a plover bargeboard. Also written éû”j•—, lit. a trianglular shape. A dormer gable or a dormer bargeboard, or both combined. A dormer bargeboard found on triangular shaped dormers added directly to the slope of a gabled roof surface. They are characterized by strong concave curves. Such dormers have neither windows nor any ventilating capacity, but serve only a decorative purpose.
*Aori hafu á“D”j•— is an almost obsolete term for chidori hafu. Another term, suehafu ˜”j•— meaning an installed or especially positioned dormer bargeboard is sometimes used. Chidori hafu are also found on castle towers *tenshukaku “VŽçŠt and castle turrets *yagura ˜E. Example: Kibitsu Jinja *Honden ‹g”õ’Ð_ŽÐ–{“a (1425), Okayama prefecture
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Kibitsu Jinja Honden ‹g”õ’Ð_ŽÐ–{“a (Okayama)

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