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Also called nihonkugi “ú–{“B. A square nail used during and after the Tumulus period (CE 300-538/552). The nail was made of hand-wrought iron and was from 3cm-60cm long. Wakugi were classified by the shape of the nail head. The oldest nail of this type had a square head. Other heads were flat or spiral in shape. The nails were used to secure roof tiles yanegawara ‰®ªŠ¢, to eave ends, *nokisaki Œ¬æ. Double pointed nails were used to join two wooden members to make a line like a seam, nuime –D–Ú. This method appeared during the Heian period (794-1185). At the Houryuuji Gojuu-no-tou –@—²Ž›ŒÜd“ƒ, 27 different types of nails have been identified, ranging in length from slightly over 3.03,to over 60.9.
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