nagaya 長屋
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Long house, or row house. A house with a long ridge. Also indicates a house with a number of residences connected under a single ridge-pole. In the Edo period nagaya were built around a warrior's mansion for lower class samurai 侍 to live in. An example, classified as an Important Cultural Property, is the former Asa Mori clan's Hagi 萩 residence nagaya from Hagijou 萩城. When one section was open with a gateway the structure was called a 'long house gate', nagayamon 長屋門.
 
 

 
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