|KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses|
finishing bamboo attached to a sleeve wall *sodekabe
袖壁. It is erected between the middle post *daimebashira
台目柱, and the wall of a tea ceremony room *chashitsu
茶室. The sleeve wall does not extend to the floor; it terminates a little
less than halfway above floor level. Thus, it is necessary to include a
finishing strip as a wall base support, especially when the wall is made
of mud plaster. Hikidake is also called yokodake 横竹. It has
three or five joints. Bamboo is commonly used if the middle post is crooked.
According to the book KAIKI 槐記 (1724-35), the wall base supports
discussed here are called kabedomari-no-ki 壁止の木, and are usually
about 39cm long. Examples: Daitokuji Koutouin Shoukouken 大徳寺高桐院松向軒; and
Touji-in Seirentei 等持院青漣亭, both in Kyoto.
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