|KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings|
| A form
of construction characterized by the use of a strut *tsuka
束 standing upon the *geyabari
下屋梁 or a upon a deep-section lintel, sashigamoi 差鴨居 (see *kamoi
鴨居) to support the end of the principal transverse beam *jouyabari
上屋梁 in thatched vernacular houses *minka
民家. The term was widely used in the Chiba area, but the phenomenon it describes
was much more widespread.
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