|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| A generic
term for shrine fences *tamagaki
玉垣. A fence built at shrines from the late 15c. It has posts with lattice
inserted in between them and beneath the lattice a wainscoting that is nailed
to the posts. Above the horizontal beam bordering the lattice are crisscross
strips placed between the posts. To protect it somewhat from the rain, it
also has a roof. There are many variations including those with a rain-roof
and rough lattice between the pillars, oogoushi tamagaki 大格子玉垣, those
with square-shaped lattice work *kakugoushi
tamagaki 角格子玉垣, or diagonally plaited lattice work sujikaigoushi tamagaki 筋違格子玉垣.
(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. No reproduction or republication without written permission.