|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|Also called mabisashi 眉廂. A small eave, generally not exceeding 30cm, that extends from the top of the lintel *kamoi 鴨居, above a window or door to its outer edge. The slope is gentle, usually only about 0.2 degrees. The small eave is nailed to the lintel. However, should a board wider than 30 cm be needed then a brace *eburi-ita 柄振板, that creates triangular space, must be added at each end. The brace is attached to both the extended eave and posts on either side of the openings. A bracket, udegibisashi 腕木廂, is included with this type of eave. The purpose is to carry rainwater away from the door or window. If there is no roofing laid over the kiriyokebisashi, it will decay in about ten years.|
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