|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| An eave support. A curved horizontal timber that
connects the rafters. It is placed on flying rafters that are under the eaves
filler *uragou 裏甲 that carries
the tile seat *kawaraza 瓦座.
In ancient times the eave support and the tile seat were one piece. The kayaoi
adds support to the eave ends, since rafters in the Nara period extended only
slightly (about two centimeters or a little over) beyond the eaves support. The
tiles, therefore, were placed directly on the kayaoi.
a) kayaoi 茅負 b) *kioi 木負
Shoufukuji Jizoudou 正福寺地蔵堂 (Tokyo)
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