sanehijiki 実肘木
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A purlin-bearing bracket arm; one that is inserted into the small bearing blocks *makito 巻斗 of a bracket complex *tokyou 斗きょう. This bracket arm is long and has a flat top so that it can receive a purlin directly. It supports eave purlins, wall plates or exposed ridge poles. Japanese style architecture *wayou 和様 sanehijiki occasionally has a spiral design on each end. The ends of Zen style *zenshuuyou 禅宗様 sanehijiki are decorated with molded nosings *kurikata 繰型 similar to those found on the nosings *kibana 木鼻 of head-penetrating tie beams *kashiranuki 頭貫.

a) sanehijiki 実肘木 b) *makito 巻斗 
Kenchouji Sanmon 建長寺三門 (Kanagawa) 

a) sanehijiki 実肘木 b) *kaerumata 蟇股 
Yuutenji Nioumon 祐天寺仁王門 (Tokyo)

*hijiki 肘木

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