|KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings|
| Also called toukyouzuka 東京束. A strut that
bulges out at top and bottom. The term is derived from a long-handled pestle used
for pounding, kine 杵. Such struts are used in the roof framework of some
farmhouses, nouka 農家. Also the king posts *shinzuka
真束, in such houses often have the same shape.
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