|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
type of strut found in *shinmei-zukuri
神明造. Several struts are set on the main ridge *munagi
棟木, to support a ridge-like, peaked member on top of which two *katsuogi
堅魚木, are placed. Wooden pegs *hinuki
飛貫, which pass through the ridge-protecting boards *aori-ita
障泥板, are inserted into these struts making the entire arrangement strong.
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