musoukugi 無双釘
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
Also musou orekugi 無双折釘. A type of nail used to hang a scroll in an alcove *nakakugi 中釘. A nail which is composed of two parts: a sharply pointed tip and a second part which is bent up at a right angle to form a hook. The pointed part is securely driven into the plastered wall of an alcove and the latter part can be inserted into a fixed pocket and removed at will. This type of nail prevents damage to the scroll. It may also be used to hang a flower vase.

*inazuma orekugi 稲妻折釘  

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