|harichigae tenjou 張違天井|
|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| A ceiling which is embellished with wooden
squares of different kinds placed in a checker-board pattern. The ribs of
a coffered ceiling *goutenjou
格天井, are omitted in the harichigae tenjou ceiling. The wood most
often used includes zelkova keyaki 槻, camphor kusunoki
楠木, Japanese horse chestnut tochi 栃, and mulberry kuwa
桑, all of which have beautiful grains that make them highly valued. Example:
Jiteki'an Tea Ceremony House (1826), Fukui prefecture.
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