hisashibashira 廂柱
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
Also written 庇柱.
1 The posts used to support the outer extension of a pent roof or the elongated eave characteristic of the flowing style *nagare-zukuri 流造 of shrine architecture. The pillars that support the roof at the bottom of the steps leading to the veranda of a simple shrine building *honden 本殿.
2 The pillars that support the roof on the outside of the aisle *hisashi 廂 that surrounds the core *moya 母屋 of a temple building.

*kouhai 向拝

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