|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.
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