|KEY WORD : architecture / joints|
A mortise. A cavity hewn from a timber or stone member or cut in metal to receive
a tenon *hozo ほぞ. The mortise is
often referred to as the female member *megi
女木. The use of tenons and mortises are of primary importance in Japanese joinery.
|*tsugite 継手, *shiguchi 仕口, *sao 竿, *ari 蟻|
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