|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|The depth or distance from front to rear of an object, piece of furniture, room, building, plot of land etc. It may be measured in precise dimensions, such as Japanese feet, shaku 尺 or for a room, building or plot of land, in bays *ken 間. In the case of a piece of land, the front is usually defined by the principal adjacent road, although the major point of entry, and the orientation of the building or buildings also exert an influence.|
|*maguchi 間口, *ketayuki 桁行, *harima 梁間|
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