|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|A gradual increase in the height of such structual members as rafters *taruki 垂木, eave supports *kayaoi 茅負, or flying rafter supports *kioi 木負. This method of construction is expressed as mashi-wo-tsukeru 増を付ける, or mashi-ga-aru 増がある. If the rafter curves upward as it widens, this is called sorimashi 反増. The system of mashi has existed since the 8c.|
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