|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
read itaoshi. Battens used to prevent boards from moving. They are
long, thin strips of wood set vertically and nailed into horizontally set
boards. Itaosae also refers to the battens used in board and batten
tenjou 竿縁天井 and is also applied to the topmost ridge of a Shinto
gate *torii 鳥居, which
has a protective rain cover over the top lintel *kasagi
笠木. This cover is pressed down and can resemble the form of a panel strip
*me-ita 目板. Example:
Itsukushima Jinja *Ryoubu Torii 厳島神社両部鳥居 (19c) Hiroshima prefecture.
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