Chigi

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Chigi

A pair of crossed timbers that are placed at the end of the ridge of a roof of a Shinto shrine; also called forked finials.
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chigi

On the roof of a Shinto temple, a decorative pair of curved timbers that extend above and beyond the roof ridge, crossing at the ridge.
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