ooire 大入
KEY WORD : architecture / joints
Also written 追入 or 尾入. A dadoed or housed, angled T-joint, which is used to join beams to posts. A shallow square or rectangle is cut out of a post and the cut end of a transverse beam is inserted into it. Dovetail tenons *arihozo 蟻ほぞ and rectangular pins may be added for strengthening. There are many variations of ooire. One example is the kashigi ooire hozosashi かしぎ大入ほぞ差, an inclined, housed full mortise and tenon joint with a pin *sen 栓 inserted to hold the tenon securely.

*ooire ariotoshi 大入蟻落

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