hiwadabuki 桧皮葺
CATEGORY: architecture / general terms
 
A roof covered with layers of Japanese cypress hinoki 桧 (檜) bark shingles. The shingles are usually 45-60cm in length, 4-15cm in width, and 9-12cm thick. The extension from the overlap of one shingle over another is 1-2cm. Cypress shingles are secured with bamboo nails.
 
Engakuji Chokushimon 円覚寺勅使門 (Kanagawa)  
Engakuji Chokushimon 円覚寺勅使門 (Kanagawa)
 

 
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