The materials used here was a Japanese cypress, Hinoki, 120mm square pole. Because of its strong water resistance, cypress have often been used for foundation since long time ago. There is a ditch on top surface of the square poles where a wooden board will be fitted to make a wall. These square poles must be placed horizontally on the concrete basement. Otherwise, the house would end up tilting…
Next week is finally the time for Tatekata when all the pillars, beams and roof frameworks will all be assembled one by one. All our hard work of Sumitsuke/Kizami (see Part 2 for the meaning) will be showing its use here.
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