|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| Horizontal head penetrating tie beams that are connected
to the tops of pillars to make them secure. These tie beams may be inserted through
the tops of pillars or set into carved-out trough-like sections on top of the
pillars. They do not project outward beyond the corners. Both methods were used
in early architecture, but by the mid-13c, with the introduction of new ways of
building from China, head penetrating tie beams began to project outward on both
sides of the corner pillars.
a) *daiwa 台輪 b) kashiranuki 頭貫
Yuutenji Amidadou 祐天寺阿弥陀堂 (Tokyo)
|*nuki 貫, *kouryougata-no-kashiranuki 虹梁形頭貫|
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