|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| Also called *karadomen
唐戸面. A chamfer in which the corners of a structural element are cut with sharp
points and deep cuts. The name kichoumen is derived from the use of this
chamfer on a Heian period curtained screen called kichou 几帳. The shape
of chamfers varied to some extent from period to period. The chamfers are found
on pillars, posts, on the coffers of ceilings and on the hinged doors *sangarado
桟唐戸, popular in the Momoyama period.
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