horou  歩廊
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
A style of passageway or corridor on the outside of a temple, shrine, palace or mansion. The passageway often connects two buildings and is usually roofed with both sides open. It may be attached along the wall of a building so that only the outer side is open.
Horou may have pillars or posts on one or both sides or may have a half wall on one or both sides. The floor is usually hard packed earth *dome 土間, covered with square clay tiles *shikigawara 敷瓦 or stepping stones *tobi-ishi 飛石.

*kairou 回廊

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