|KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings|
| 1 A
structure erected in the central open space, miyaa みやあ, of a settlement
in Okinawa prefecture. It is a thatched structure without peripheral walls,
sometimes with a raised floor, from which village elders watch the events
2 Also in Okinawa prefecture, a thatched structure without peripheral walls that invariably has a raised floor. It is constructed within a farmhouse compound and is used as a place for visitors to sleep. See *ashiagekura 足揚倉
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