nokidoi 軒樋
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A bamboo gutter usually hung by hooks from the end of an eave *nokisaki 軒先, to catch rain water flowing off a roof. Usually the gutter is a length of bamboo split in half. Traditionally, such gutters were seldom used. Instead, rain water flowed down the roof surface and dripped or poured on to a gravel bed or stone-lined ditch where the water could soak into the ground without splashing. If the ditch sloped slightly, the water simply flowed away from the building.
Old Yamamoto 山本 house (Nagasaki)
Old Yamamoto 山本 house (Nagasaki)


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