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tsunagibari@Œq—À
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Lit. connecting beam.

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Also *geyabari ‰º‰®—À. A short beam which connected the top of the *geyabashira ‰º‰®’Œ, a post at the outside of the lean-to roof *geya ‰º‰®, or the eaves purlin *geyageta ‰º‰®Œ…, to the side of the *jouyabashira ã‰®’Œ, a post at the boundary between main building *jouya ã‰® and the lean-to roof. The beam linked the jouya and geya posts and thus rendered the structure of the geya more stable. It sometimes supported a strut *tsuka ‘©, bearing the end of the main transverse beam *jouyabari ã‰®—À.

Nagatomi ‰i•x house (Hyougo)

2@In many districts, a beam that ran parallel to the ridge of the roof *ketayuki Œ…s, supported by beams *hari —À, that ran in a transverse direction *harima —ÀŠÔ. The tsunagibari functioned as a support for the feet of roof struts koyazuka ¬‰®‘©, and provided longitudinal stability for the structure.

Nagatomi ‰i•x house (Hyougo)

3@An intermediate transverse beam in the roof structure, *koyagumi ¬‰®‘g, of large scale thatched roof vernacular houses, *minka –¯‰Æ, connecting the main transverse beam and the ridge of the roof. The tsunagibari helped to tie the roof structure together.

4@Slender transverse beams that joined the long struts supporting the roof ridge (called *shinzuka ^‘©) to the flanking parallel pairs of struts (called *toriizuka ’¹‹‘©) in the rafter-structure, *taruki kouzou ‚–؍\‘¢, system of roof assembly.
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