The relation between damage states and specification of the Japanese traditional clay wall damaged by kamishiro fault earthquake in Nagano prefecture

Midori Yamada, Iku Suzuki, Naoyuki Koshiishi, Shiori Miura

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    Japanese traditional clay wall on bamboo lathing was investigated that damaged by Kamishiro fault earthquake in Nagano prefecture on November 22, 2014. We confirmed damage states and revealed materials, plastering methods and the lath configurations of the clay wall. As a result, the resistance mechanism against the earthquake was confirmed. Causes of the delamination of the front and back sides of the clay wall layers were revealed; without gaps between bamboo lath and timber framework, falling batten or bamboo lath from timber framework, and with weakness of the sticking force of clay wall layers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-16
    Number of pages6
    JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
    Issue number56
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1



    • Clay wall on bamboo lathing
    • Damage states
    • Kamishiro fault earthquake in Nagano prefecture
    • Traditional timber house

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture
    • Building and Construction

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