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Also read sumi‚‡ane –n‹ι; kikujutsu ‹K‹ιp; tsubokane ’Ω‹ι.

1@Also called yatsunaka ”ͺ’†, honnaka –{’† or umanorinaka ”nζ’†. Plans drafted to the actual size of various parts of a structure. These parts may include: the bracket complex *kumimono ‘g•¨, including the joinery of bearing blocks *masu “l, and bracket arms *hijiki •I–Ψ, the details of roof structure; rafter *taruki ‚–Ψ, placement; cross section drawings, *danmen-zu ’f–ʐ}, etc. The technique advanced remarkably from the 17c onward. The word kiku junjou ‹K‹ι€“κ sums up the method: ki ‹K is measure, ku or kane ‹ι is a carpenter's square or ruler; hence, kiku.; jun € means in proportion to and jou “κ means a marking line. The use of this system as the basis of construction resulted in highly developed and precise techniques, and the development of the modular system called *kiwari –ΨŠ„.

2@Kiku is also used as a synonym for *kiwari –ΨŠ„.
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*kanejaku ‹ΘŽΪ, *sumitsubo –n’Ω
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