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1@The thickness of a timber.

2@The quality or grain of wood.

3@The part of a wooden frame used to support the heavily plastered windows or doors of a storehouse *dozou “y‘ . In the case of windows the term madokigara ‘‹–Ø•¿ is used. For both windows and doors, the top and bottom rails are called kigarakamachi –Ø•¿žy. A penetrating tie minonuki –ªŠÑ about 6cm wide is used on the storehouse door (braces *sujikai ‹Øˆá are also usedjto form a framework backing for the plaster. The skilled workmen who construct the frames are called kigaraya –Ø•¿‰®.
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