|CATEGORY: architecture / roofing tiles|
|A general term for a tile roof, especially one which is composed of relatively flat, broad, concave tiles *hiragawara 平瓦 and semi-cylindrical convex tiles *marugawara 丸瓦. The former are laid first and the latter act as protective covers for the seams or joints where the hiragawara meet. Setting the tiles begins at the eave edge. The eave end tiles *nokihiragawara 軒平瓦 and *nokimarugawara 軒丸瓦 have decorative pendants attached which deflect the rain as it runs off the roof. These are the basic tiles. Many additional tiles with various shapes are needed, for example, over the ridge and ridge ends, along gable edges, at corners etc.|
|*mendogawara 面戸瓦, *noshigawara 熨斗瓦, *sumigawara 隅瓦, *sodemarugawara 袖丸瓦, *fusumagawara 伏間瓦, *onigawara 鬼瓦, *tomebutagawara 留蓋瓦|
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