hikidake 引竹
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
Transverse 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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