tesaki 手先
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
1 A term used to count the number of steps of a bracket complex. For example, futatesaki 二手先, mitesaki 三手先 etc. See *futatesakigumi 二手先組, *mitesaki tokyou 三手先斗きょう; *tokyou 斗きょう.

2 The leaf in a folding door that is the furthest from the leaf with the pivot hinges *jikuzuri 軸吊. It is also called the closing leaf. The pivot hinge leaf is the closest to the frame and is called tsurimoto 吊元. A two-leafed door with pivot hinges is called tesaki karado 手先唐戸 or tesaki for short. The stiles of the leaf that do not have pivot hinges are called tesakigamachi 手先框. See *karado 唐戸; *sangarado 桟唐戸.

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3 The edges of the hinged doors on a storehouse *dozou 土蔵, that have stepped moldings attached. Two-stepped tesaki are called tesaki nijuu 手先二重 and 3-stepped tesaki are called tesaki sanjuu 手先三重.


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