haegi 延木
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also haigi. An archaic term for *nodaruki 野垂木 (a hidden rafter). A timber piece that stretches from the ridge of a building to an eave end. The word appears in the WAMYOUSHOU 和名抄, completed by Jouhei 承平 (931-38) era, an important for historical source. The KENSOUKI 顕宗紀 relates that in a song that was composed to commemorate a new room, that the haegi or rafters held up the roof like "the heart of the head of the family that holds up" those who are dependent on him.


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