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1@Also written F. Eaves-end tiles. Roof tiles placed along an eaves line, including the semi-circular *nokimarugawara ۊ, and the bow-shaped broad concave pendant tiles *nokihiragawara which are usually covered with a decorative design. They protect the ends of the eaves from rainwater and dampness. See also *tomoegawara b, *abumigawara , *karakusagawara .

2@Usually written F. A classical term for broad eaves-end tiles *nokihiragawara . According to some scholars eaves-end tiles did not exist in the early years of the Asuka period; ordinary flat roof tiles were also used along the eaves ends. Broad eaves-end tiles came into use at the beginning of the 7c; these had thick ends and were undecorated. From the mid-7c, hand-engraved palmette patterns *nindou E~ and linear patterns following the curvature of the tile *juukomon nokihiragawara dʕ were applied to the gradually broadening eaves end tiles.

Both characters, and F, mean eaves: is generally used today.
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