kazekaeshi 風返
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also *seki-ita 塞板, maku-ita 幕板, or itamochi 板持.

1 A type of fascia board. A thick board attached to the rafter ends of a plank roofed vernacular house using wooden pegs, kisen 木栓 or metal hooks to protect the crosscut rafter ends from weathering. Used primarily in northern Japan to secure roofing during gales.

2 A term used for crossed boards on the ridge or ridge ends, like *chigi 千木 on shrine buildings.

3 A term used for bargeboard *hafu 破風, on Sado island, Niigata prefecture.

*hanakakushi-ita 鼻隠板

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