|keshou daruki 化粧垂木|
|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
rafter. In general, any visible rafter as opposed to one not visible *nodaruki
野垂木. For example, the term *jidaruki
地垂木 (base rafter) which is seen in the pentroof or under the roof overhang
can be called keshou daruki. Jidaruki was the common term
before the hidden roof *noyane
野屋根 was invented the end 10c. In order to overcome a confusion in terminology,
the term exposed rafter keshou daruki was used to distinguish it
from the hidden rafter used in hidden roof construction.
Shoufukuji Jizoudou 正福寺地蔵堂 (Tokyo)
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