|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| A fence
or wall classified according to the materials used to make it: board fence
*itabei 板塀, an earthen
fence faced with tiles or one with rows of inserted tiles, kawarabei 瓦塀; stone fence, ishibei 石塀; clay or mud and plaster fence *dobei 土塀 or *tsuiji 築地; tile
and clay fence *neribei 練塀; and many kinds of fences made with bamboo or brush. The names of fences
may be derived from the shape and/ or place they are used. For example:
vertical cedar bark boards secured by thin, horizontal, bamboo battens
*yamatobei 大和塀; horizontal, notched weatherboarding into which vertical
bamboo strips are inserted, sasarakobei 簓子塀; a fence that has a comb-shaped
inserts, *kushigatabei 櫛形塀. Fences may also be called *kaki 垣. Other type of fence include: the see-through fence sukashibei 透塀, the *genjibei 源氏塀, the picket-board fence *saku-itabei 柵板塀.
Nikkou Toushouguu 日光東照宮 (Tochigi)
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