|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 安藤 house (Yamanashi)
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