goshomune 御所棟
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also called gosho oni-ita 御所鬼板 or goshomune oni-ita 御所棟鬼板. Lit. the ridge of an imperial palace. The main ridge *munagi 棟木 of the imperial palace with a tiled roof *kawarayane 瓦屋根 with a decorative type of ridge tile *onigawara 鬼瓦 placed at each end. Goshomune were also used on temples to which members of the nobility had retired, monzeki jiin 門跡寺院, on shrines, and the mansions of high-ranking warriors. Example: Jishouji 慈照寺 (popularly called Ginkakuji 銀閣寺) hondou 本堂, built in 1483 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa 足利義政 (1436-90) as a villa.


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