It was usually used as the lath for soil wall in ancient time.
TAKEKOMAI 竹小舞 was generalized in Kamakura-era (鎌倉時代 1185-1333). Before it, Japanese cypress was used instead of TAKEKOMAI.
For example, There is soil wall which was made by a way nearly same as today's in Horyu-ji 法隆寺, it means the way of making soil wall was nearly completed in Asuka-era (飛鳥時代 592-710). There was a lath made from Japanese cypress in the soil wall of Horyu-ji 法隆寺.
Horyu-ji (法隆寺) was made by Korea carpenters, The technique of making soil wall was came from Korea, and the lath has been developed to Japanese style lath as bamboo lath in Japan.
"SHITAJIMADO 下地窓" is a window which is make a part of soil wall, remain uncoated area and show bamboo lath is TAKEKOMAI 竹小舞.
It was often made in Tea room.
KOUTOUIN SHOKOKEN 高桐院松向軒 in Kyoto