hishishirin 菱支輪
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A short, curved, non-supporting series of strut-like members used on the under side of eaves to form a transition between beams positioned at different levels to support the stepped bracket complexes. Usually, two-stepped *futatesakigumi 二手先組 or three-stepped *mitesaki tokyou 三手先斗きょう. After the 14c, buildings of Japanese style *wayou 和様 lineage occasionally had small timber pieces arranged to form a lozenge pattern instead of a row of curved forms set parallel to each other. In most cases, hishishirin are used along with a cornice-like set of short *shirin 支輪. Examples: Kakurinji Shourou 鶴林寺鐘楼 (1408) in Hyougo prefecture, Tenneiji Sanjuu-no-tou 天寧寺三重塔 (1389) in Hiroshima prefecture.
Gokokuji Hondou 護国寺本堂 (Tokyo)
Gokokuji Hondou 護国寺本堂 (Tokyo)
Gokokuji Hondou 護国寺本堂 (Tokyo)


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