|KEY WORD : architecture / decorations|
| 1 A
carved molding *kurigata
繰形, found on the lower edges of rainbow beams *kouryou
虹梁, bargeboards *hafu 破風, and eaves' supports *kaya-oi
茅負. There are several types, and named according to the shape of the carved
cross-section. These include; the shallow arc-shaped *nagimayu
薙眉, the 'L' shaped *kakimayu
欠眉, the arc-shaped *yumimayu
弓眉, *sutemayu 捨眉,
and sword-shaped *kenmayu
剣眉. The action of cutting the moldings is called mayu-wo-kaku 眉を欠く or *mayukaki
2 Carvings attached to eaves' support from the 13c onward. A vestige of a period when the eaves's support and the eaves filler *uragou 裏甲, were created from one timber.
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