keshoudake 化粧竹
KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings
Bamboo facing placed close to the eave ends *nokisaki 軒先 of a wooden Japanese vernacular structure, at a right angle to the bamboo rafter ends, somewhat like a facia board *hanakakushi-ita 鼻隠板. The bamboo facing is used on thatched roofs as a bolster, makura 枕, to secure the eave ends and to put order into the line-up of the eaves. Thick wooden pegs were put through the rafter ends about two thirds of the way into the thickness of the thatch and secured under the rafter. This method was common in the Kantou 関東 region. In Ooita prefecture, the same term was used for circular bamboo that was joined to the top of the ridge in vernacular houses.
Old Andou 藤家 house (Yamanashi)
Old Andou 安藤 house (Yamanashi)


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