|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| The act of sawing square or rectangular timbers
on the diagonal to produce two trapezoidal shapes. The timbers themselves may
also be called hikichigai. This method is used most commonly for *nageshi
長押 (non-penetrating tie beams), *kawaraza
瓦座 (tile seats), and for beams *yaguranuki
櫓貫 used for castle turrets, keeps and scaffolding.
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