goken-sanko 五間三戸
KEY WORD : architecture / buildings & structures
Any gate five bays wide of which the three center ones are usually entrances. Often, there is only one opening for passage and the bays on each side are used for enshrining statues. The twelve gates at the ancient Imperial palace Daidairi 大内裏 were of this type. Extant examples include Toufukuji *Sanmon 東福寺三門 (1428) Kyoto, which has tiled hip-and gable roofs *irimoya yane 入母屋屋根, two stories, five bays, and three entrances with corridors attached. These have gable roofs.

*ken 間, *gokenmon 五間門, *nanken-nanko 何間何戸

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