Tatekata (建て方) – the phase of construction that comes after Dodai-shiki, and begins with the erecting of hashira and goes on to hari, karisuji, yukaban, and honjime of whatever fasteners the given design incorporates (the order may differ). Tatekata ends when the yagiri and roof noji are completed, along with the honjime of all corresponding hardware — which is most likely a mixture of the following depending on the type of house and the contractor — hagoita, kasugai, pins, nails, hineri, hiuchi, and kumosuji.


Cranes or wreckers are in most cases used to facilitate the tatekata, but te-okoshi — tatekata by hand — is also used when there is no room for one (densely populated areas where adjacent roads are only wide enough to allow a single vehicle to pass, etc). Contractors usually aim to complete a given tatekata (for a single family, conventional home) in a single day due to the operating costs and restrictions of the wrecker, as well as to prevent damage to the boneframe by rain and sun in the event that the roofing noji is not up. They usually accomplish this by sheer numbers on the day of the tatekata. (See video below.)

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