|KEY WORD : architecture / gates, castles|
| A gate at Kanazawajou 金沢城 (1788)
in Ishikawa prefecture. It is an excellent example of the square *masugata
枡形, arrangement of castle buildings combining a front gate *omotemon
表門, built in the Korean gate *kouraimon
高麗門 style, with a gabled roof placed on square pillars with two smaller roofs
at right angle to them. The smaller roofs are set on side pillars within the area
between the main pillars, and a turret gate *yaguramon
櫓門, which has two wooden swinging doors at the center. There are also single swinging
doors on each side. The watchtower *yagura
櫓, is covered with thick white plaster and the roofing tiles are made of lead.
The lower part of the watchtower and the wall are covered with plaster *namakokabe
海鼠壁, and set with tiles.
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