shin-no-yotsumegaki 真の四目垣
KEY WORD : architecture / gardens
A garden fence with penetrating ties *nuki 貫 that run horizontally from one post to the next post. Between the lower tie and the upper one and again above the upper tie small bamboo poles placed parallel to the ties are also attached to the posts. Alternating tall and short vertical posts rest on planks, nume ヌメ, slightly above or touching the ground. Sometimes stones are laid beneath them. The purpose of nume is to prevent the vertical members from rotting.

*yotsumegaki 四目垣 

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