|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
Also called moyabashira 母屋柱 or 身舎柱. Pillars that are erected inside and
parallel to the pillars positioned on the perimeter of a building *kawabashira
側柱. In temple buildings these pillars surround the central core *moya
母屋 and separate it from the aisle-like area *hisashi
廂 that may exist on any or all four sides. They also support the purlins in the
roof structure. Residential architecture styles *shinden-zukuri
寝殿造 for example, which occasionally have surrounding aisles, call the inner pillars
irigawabashira. Furthermore, ordinary residences with an enclosed veranda-like
space, also call the interior pillars that mark this space off from the core of
the dwelling irigawabashira.
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