hishaku kanamono 柄杓金物
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A metal fitting that allows a door to swing open in two directions. The fitting is shaped like a dipper, whereby the "dipper" end fits into a slightly rectangular, metal-lined cut in a non-penetrating tie beam *nageshi 長押. The handle part of the metal fitting has holes through which nails are pounded into the surface of the nageshi. A circular piece extends from the underside of the door and fits into the hishaku kanamono. The same arrangement is also attached to the upper side of the door.

*kururu 枢 

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