houdate 方立
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also written 傍立; also called houdatebashira 方立柱; formerly *hashirayose 柱寄.

1 A thin board or narrow post set on each side of a door or gate to provide a neat finish. It is also found on paneled, double sliding, opaque screens *taikobari fusuma 太鼓張襖 used as a tea master's entrance *kayoiguchi 通い口 into a tea ceremony room *chashitsu 茶室. See *heijiku 幣軸.

2 Houdate wakibashira 方立脇柱 are square posts positioned on the inside of each of the houdate when the distance between pillars is wide.

*sangarado 桟唐戸, *madowaku 窓枠, *houdateguchi 方立口 

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