| A sloped
tenon, which is cut into the end of a beam. The top of the tenon is flush
with the top surface of the beam. The indented part is cut on a slant about
one third the width of the beam, sloping gradually until the bottom is flush
with the under surface of the beam. One variation is kurakakehozo
鞍掛ほぞ, an oblique, housed tenon that fits into a mortise cut on the outer
edge of a beam leaving a 30mm piece in the center. These joints can be used
in many places for bracing or reinforcing as for example in corner construction.