daiwadome 台輪留
KEY WORD : architecture / joints
A mite red, right-angle joint used at the corner sumi 隅 of a building to join a wall plate *daiwa 台輪 to the head penetrating tie beam *kashiranuki 頭貫. Bracket complexes *tokyou 斗きょう set on the wall plates used particularly in Zen style *zenshuuyou 禅宗様 buildings. Daiwadome are also used where a pillar *hashira 柱 is erected on a ground sill *dodai 土台 at the corners of a building. A simple raised gooseneck lap joint *koshikake kamatsugi 腰掛鎌継 is made on the ground sill and the underside of the pillar is cut out as a mortise to fit over it. The dovetail is also used as a slanted stub tenon *mechigaitsugi 目違継; for example, at Myououin Gojuu-no-tou 明王院五重塔 (1349), Hiroshima prefecture. Daiwadome are also used in the tsukeshoin 附書院, a kind of extended alcove with a desk-like feature common in the shoin style *shoin-zukuri 書院造. Sometimes pins *daboso 太ぼそ are put through the center of the joint to strengthen it.

*tome *aridome 蟻留

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