kame-no-o 亀の尾
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Lit. tortoise tail. Short, diagonally set ribs with thin wooden strips called jaboko 蛇骨子 or koebi 小海老, forming a diagonal transition between the ceiling plates *mawaribuchi 回縁 atop a coffered ceiling's non-penetrating tie beams *tenjou nageshi 天井長押, and the frame *goubuchi 格縁. These form an important component of a coved and coffered ceiling *oriage goutenjou 折上格天井. The corner ribs sumikame-no-o 隅亀の尾, although the same height as other ribs have a different degree of curve. Ribs not set in corners are called hirakame-no-o 平亀の尾.
Koudaiji Kaisandou 高台寺開山堂 (Kyoto)
Koudaiji Kaisandou 高台寺開山堂 (Kyoto)
Koudaiji Kaisandou 高台寺開山堂 (Kyoto)

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