Hikaru (光る) – v – in the process of fitting the kamoi (鴨居) and shikii (æ•·å±…) in a Japanese-style room (washitsu ~ 和室), there are times when the posts (hashira ~ 柱) aren’t square in relation to the direction of the kamoi and shikii. This is because wood is seldom perfectly straight and often twists and warps from the time of dimensioning to the time you’re ready to use it in a washitsu. Scribing the kamoi and shikii to fit neatly between the hashiras is to “hikaru” them.

Japanese Scribing Steps

Japanese Scribing Diagram

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