|KEY WORD : architecture / gates|
| Also read hirakado. A simple gate set between
two posts. The gate may have a very low pitched roof covered either with
wooden planks or rough cypress bark shingles, or it may have only a beam
set into the tops of the post. It appeared in records in the late Heian
period. Exactly where it was placed in relation to the formal main
四脚門, and the high-ridged, gate called *munamon
棟門 is obscure.
(C)2001 Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System. No reproduction or republication without written permission.