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koufuuzou@j
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Also called *narabigura oq or twin storehouses. A large storehouse, 9~3 bays, erected by imperial command at Houryuuji @ in the early Heian period. It was used to store valuables that belonged to a temple or the nobility. The storage areas are two 3~3 bay enclosed sections at each end of the structure. The center 3-bays are open and the storage doors open onto this area. This arrangement allows the temple's treasures to be protected as they are moved in and out of the building. The building has a raised floor, takayuka , but is not in the log style, like the *Shousouin q@. When there was no intention to remove or restore objects, the floor boards in the three middle bays were taken up and kept elsewhere. There are no treasures stored in the Koufuuzou now. The posts that support the floor have floor-plates covering them. Sturdy square pillars stand on these. The walls are made of whitewashed, mud plaster. On the inside, between the pillars, thick planks form a solid backing. The hipped roof *yosemune yane 񓏉 is tiled *hongawarabuki {.
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Houryuuji Koufuuzou @j (Nara)
Houryuuji Koufuuzou @j (Nara)

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