hakokaidan 箱階段
KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings
Also referred to as hakodan 箱段 and hakohashigo 箱梯子. A combined stairway and storage chest, common in town houses *machiya 町家 from the early to mid Edo period. Also found in other types of vernacular dwellings *minka 民家, and sometimes in temples. The stairway was framed up as a series of boxes, and the redundant space beneath the treads was utilized to provide storage space in the form of cupboards todana 戸棚, and drawers hikidashi 引出し. Often a moveable feature rather than a fixture
Old Tezuka 手塚 house
Kamidonya Shiryoukan 上問屋資料館 (Nagano)


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