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Kenninji style. A school of carpentry headed by Koura Munehiro 甲良宗広 who left Shiga
prefecture, to go to Edo (Tokyo) in 1604. He reached the peak of his career after
1620. He engineered building of NikkouToushouguu 日光東照宮 in Tochigi prefecture.
It was completed in 1636 and Kan'eiji Gojuu-no-tou
寛永寺五重塔 (1639) in Tokyo. Enormous technical advances had been accomplished by the Momoyama
period, and building construction was based more and more on drawings
including elevations, dimensions of individual members and the use of kiwarijutsu
木割術 a technique developed to systematize construction ratios. As a school of
carpentry, it leaned heavily on the Zen style *zenshuuyou
禅宗様. Among carpenters the term kenninji is considered a Zen style.
|*SHOUMEI 匠明, *shitennoujiryuu 四天王寺流|
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