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Lit. cinnamon hall. An octagonal main hall, Hondou {, of the subsidiary temple, Keikyuuin at Kouryuuji L (1251) Kyoto. It has a white, plaster-covered mound *kamebara T, underneath a plank floor on the interior that extends beyond the walls of the structure to form a simple board veranda with the cut ends exposed *kirime-en ؖډ. Each corner of the octagonal veranda is supported by a timber post set on a base stone. Each bay is 2.13m wide. Plank doors fill four bays, and windows are set in the upper half of the four intervening bays. Three-on-one bracket complexes are positioned above each pillar. There are no struts or bracket complexes in the spaces between the posts. Base rafters *keshou daruki ϐ, and flying rafters *hien daruki , form the eaves. The roofing is made of cypress bark *hiwadabuki O畘, and has an octagonal shaped cover *roban I, to cover the ends of the eight sections at the peak of the roof. An inverted bowl-like form *fukubachi , is place on the roban. A ball-like decoration is set on the fukubachi and is decorated with fillagree extending from the ball in four equal sections. The smooth board ceiling slopes upward in eight triangular sections from the top of the walls. This is a most unusual arrangement. It is overall an exceptional building in its simplicity and elegance. Housed in the Keikyuuin are an image of Shoutoku Taishi at 16 years old (see *Shoutoku Taishizou q), Amida nyoraizou ɔ@ and Nyoirin Kannonzou @ӗ֊ω.
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