kokera-ita 柿板
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also kokera 柿; koba-ita 木羽板. Also read kaki-ita 柿板.

1 The small chips of wood dropped when shaping a member with an adze *chouna 釿 or ax *ono 斧.

2 Thin shingles, about 1.5-3 mm thick, and averaging about 9cm wide and 20-40 cm long that were piled up to form a roofing called *kokerabuki 柿葺. Traditionally these shingles were hand split and made from a sawara 椹 evergreen or ordinary Japanese cypress. Kokera 鱗 literally means fish scales. When a roof was covered with kokera shingles, it was thought to resemble fish scales.


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