|KEY WORD : architecture / buildings & structures|
|Buddhist priests' living quarters. Higher- ranking priests had two rooms one behind the other. The inner room was called the naidou, and the outer room, the *gedou 外堂. Example: Gangouji 元興寺, monk's living quarters *soubou 僧房 (Kamakura period), Nara. Although no exact date is known, the naidou became a building for training priests and the gedou a building used for administrative business and for housing guest priests.|
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