nokisaki 軒先
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also *nokiba 軒端. An eave edge or an eave end. The eave end of a tiled roof kawarayane 瓦屋根, is supported by base rafters *jidaruki 地垂木, covered with sheathing over which is spread clay to hold the pendant tiles *gatou 瓦当. When flying rafters are added, a flying rafter support *kioi 木負, must be placed on the eave to accept the inner ends of the flying rafters *hien daruki 飛檐垂木. The flying rafter then will carry an eave support called *kayaoi 茅負. On top of this an exposed eave filler *uragou 裏甲, and tile seat *kawaraza 瓦座, are added to support the pendant tiles that border the edge of the eave. If roofed with thatch *kayabuki 茅葺, or finely layered shingles *kokerabuki 柿葺, facia boards *hanakakushi-ita 鼻隠板, are used to cover and protect the rafter ends.


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