@
hakkakudou@p
KEY WORD :@architecture / buildings & structures
@
Also called *hakkaku endou p~. An octagonal hall. There are six extant, five of which are designated as national treasures and the other as an important cultural property. All are small structures. Five are erected on stone podii with access by steps on one two, three, or four sides. The one at Kouryuuji Keikyuuin Hondou Lj{@{, (Kamakura period), has simple plank flooring under which is a white, plaster-covered, turtle-back-shaped mound called *kamebara T. The oldest octagonal hall is the Houryuuji Touin *Yumedono @@a in Nara. Although the original building was relatively simple and well proportioned, it underwent considerable repair and remodeling in 1230. The only other octagonal hall remaining from the Nara period is the one at Eizanji hR (757-64). Two clearly dated octagonal halls remain from the 13c. They are Koufukuji *Hokuendou k~ (1210) in Nara, and Houryuuji *Saiendou ~ (1250). The beams and pillars in octagonal halls were also made octagonal in cross section. These buildings were erected by patrons dedicated to a specific Buddhist deity or saint to whom they wished to pay homage or as a way to gain special merit in the hereafter.
@
Houryuuji Touin *Yumedono @@a (Nara)
Houryuuji Touin *Yumedono @@a (Nara)

@
REFERENCES:
*endou ~, *rokkaku endou Zp~
EXTERNAL LINKS: 
@@
NOTES
@

(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System.@No reproduction or republication without written permission.
fڂ̃eLXgEʐ^ECXgȂǁASẴRec̖fE]ڂւ܂B
@