kutsumon 窟門
KEY WORD : architecture / gates
Also called anamon 穴門. Lit. cave gate. An arched side gate *kugurimon 潜り門. It is hewn from a white-surfaced, hardpacked earthen wall that connects the *sanrou 山廊, a single-storied small structure with a gable roof *kirizuma yane 切妻屋根, to the tall gate *roumon 楼門, usually called *sanmon 三門, at Zen temples. A small kutsumon serves as an exit or entrance for everyday use. This type of gate is used also at temples of Oubaku 黄檗 sect and is characterized by its lively decoration. Example: Manpukuji Kutsumon 萬福寺窟門 (1768) in Kyoto.

*masomon 媽姐門 

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