|hakkaku butsuden 八角仏殿|
|KEY WORD : architecture / buildings & structures|
| An octagonal
hall in a Buddhist temple. One or more Buddhist deities are enshrined within.
The record SHIZAICHOU 資材帳 (718) belonging to Houryuuji 法隆寺 describes
the octagonal hall located within the east precinct of that temple. It has
been known as the *Yumedono 夢殿. Another example of an octagonal Buddha hall is that at Eizanji 栄山寺(757-64)
documented in the *Shousouin 正倉院. The front and rear facades are 3.26m while the other six facades are
7.88m. Although it has an open ceiling *keshou
yaneura 化粧屋根裏, a coffered ceiling is attached to the four pillars
*shitenbashira 四天柱 that are placed at each corner of the sanctuary. Seated Buddhist figures
are enshrined beneath.
|*hakkaku enden 八角円殿, *hakkakudou 八角堂, *hakkaku endou 八角円堂|
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