kataorido 片折戸
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A folding door that is hinged to a single gate post. When the leaf attached to the gate post is pulled closed, the folding leaf can turn back to back on the attached leaf, leaving the gate half opened. When the gate is entirely closed the folding leaf swings around to form a 180 degree angle. A side gate can have two folding doors, in which case one is hinged to the left post, the other to the right post. This arrangement is called ryouorido 両折戸. Folding doors are usually attached by pivot hinges *jikuzuri 軸吊. The side of the post that has the hinges is called tsurimoto 吊元.


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