|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|A wall. In traditional Japanese architecture, walls are generally non-supporting curtain walls, that is, light weight walls that do not support the roof structure. They serve to enclose spaces, and divide interior space. Walls are made of mud mixed with straw and covered with a slightly rough mud plaster surface. In temple buildings, white plaster is added as a finish coat. There are also wooden board walls made with boards set horizontally, but vertical boards are sometimes used.|
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