|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| The entrance to a building constructed parallel
to the ridge *mune 棟 of the
roof *yane 屋根, usually on the
long side of the building. These buildings usually have a gable roof, hipped roof
or hip-and-gable roof. The axis of the approach is thus at right angles to the
line of the ridge. Hirairi are commonly found in the traditional vernacular
houses *minka 民家, of the
Edo period. The opposite of hirairi is *tsumairi
妻入 or gable entry.
Old Mikogami 御子神 house (Chiba)
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