|koya aratameguchi 小屋改口|
|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|Also called tenjou aratameguchi 天井改口. Lit. roof structure inspecting entrance. A trapdoor built into a ceiling to enter the loft or attic to examine the underside of the roof framing and sheathing or to locate leaks. A fine trapdoor that is cleverly made to look like part of the ceiling can be found in the Shoin 書院 at Kanchi-in Kyakuden 観智院客殿 (Guest Hall, 1587), in Kyoto.|
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