kasagawara 笠瓦
KEY WORD : architecture / roofing tiles
Coping tiles. Tiles used to cover the top of a fence or wall to prevent weathering. The fences may be made of wood, bamboo or mud plaster and surfaced with white plaster. The arrangement of the tiles varies: a simple row of semi-circular tiles; an elaborate arrangement of one or two rows of pantile *sangawara 桟瓦 or individual broad, concave tiles *hiragawara 平瓦; or semi-circular, convex cover tiles *marugawara 丸瓦 bordered on the outer edge with a row of eave-end tiles *nokisakigawara 軒先瓦 with pendants *gatou 瓦当 attached.

*kasagi 笠木

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