|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
|Also hirakasugai 平鎹. Wood or metal cleats used to secure and strengthen the junction of the two sides of bargeboard, where they are joined at the peak. They may also be connected by a daimochi shachi 台持車知. The joining is always done on the inner side. The same method is applied to join the floor boards of the alcove, *tokonoma 床の間, and the frame. The joint is called tsukamiari 掴蟻 or arisan 蟻桟.|
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