|hien sumigi 飛檐隅木|
|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| Lit. a flying corner rafter. A flying hip rafter.
A short rafter that has the same function as a flying rafter *hien
daruki 飛檐垂木, and extends beyond the base or corner hip rafter *jisumigi
地隅木. The flying corner rafter has the same pitch as other flying rafters, which
is less steep than corner or ordinary rafters. Like the ordinary rafter lined
up on each roof slope, the corner rafter also prevents the base rafter from becoming
too long and steep. Its function is not only to beautify, but to allow more light
and air to penetrate beneath the corner eaves.
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