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marugawara@ۊ
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Also written ~. Also called *ogawara j, especially in the 6c-12c. Also called tsutsugawara (pipe-shaped tile), or hanmaru tsutsugawara ۓ (half-cylindrical pipe-shaped tile). Semi-cylindrical roof tiles having a pronounced convex curve. The end of the tile that points toward the ridge has a lip *tamabuchi ʉ over which the front of the next tile fits snugly. These tiles are set over the seams of the broad concave tiles *hiragawara . Rainwater flows over them into the concave tiles where it drains along the downward slope of the roof and runs off, minimizing problems of leakage. The length of the visible part of the half-cylindrical tile does not vary. Because it is slightly longer than the broad concave tile, fewer semi-cylindrical tiles need to be used. The measurements of all roof tiles differ according to type and period of production. Ordinary sized tiles are sometimes called namimarugawara ۊ, and small tiles are called komarugawara ۊ or itomarugawara ۊ. Depending on shape, they are called cane-handle shaped tiles *tonemarugawara ۊ or tsubamarugawara Պۊ.
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*gyougibuki gawara s, *sangawarabuki V, *fukiashi , *hongawarabuki {.
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