hakogata jougi 箱型定規
KEY WORD : architecture / tools
Box-shaped measuring tool used when inking and marking off a pillar in order to fit the horizontal beams surrounding a ceiling. It is usual in traditional Japanese architecture for pillars to be exposed to view and not enclosed in a completed wall as a part of the structural body of the building. The construction of the characteristic wall surface is produced and the horizontal pieces of timber and ceiling borders are attached to the pillars. The hakogata jougi is made from cherry, oak or teak wood. Two pieces of wood measuring approximately 150mm by 30mm by 6mm are joined at right angle in the long grain direction.


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