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nenbutsudou@”O•§“°
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A hall within the precinct of a Buddhist temple used for the purpose of training Buddhist monks to meditate on and recite the nenbutsu ”O•§, a formula for praying to *Amida ˆ¢–í‘É. The formula, Namu Amida Butsu “ì–³ˆ¢–í‘É•§ pays homage to Amida, the central deity of the Pure Land sects, Joudoshuu ò“y@ and Joudoshinshuu ò“y^@. It is presumed that those who have deep faith in Amida and repeat the Namu Amidabutsu again and again, can be born into his Pure Land, the Western Paradise. Examples: Toudaiji Nenbutsudou “Œ‘厛”O•§“° (1237) in Nara. This small hall, 3 ~3 bays (10.11m ) has a simple plan with a 1-bay square core *moya •ê‰®, surrounded by aisles *hisashi ›ù, on all sides. A plank floor throughout contains a center square bay one step high than the aisles. The ceiling over the center bay is coved, coffered and finely latticed *oriage kogumi goutenjou Üã¬‘gŠi“Vˆä. The ceiling over the aisles is open to the underside of the roof *keshou yaneura ‰»Ï‰®ª— . ‚she roof is hipped, *yosemune-zukuri Šñ“‘¢, but in the shikoro style *shikorobuki èC•˜. The roofing is tile *hongawarabuki –{Š¢•˜. The bracket complexes are 3-on-1 at right angles to each other *demitsudo oŽO“l, and the struts are capped with bearing blocks *kentozuka ŠÔ“l‘©, centered in the interstices between bracket complexes. There are also double eaves *futanoki “ñŒ¬, which are closely spaced *shigedaruki ”ɐ‚–Ø. A later example is Daionji Nenbutsudou ‘剶Ž›”O•§“° (1553) in Aichi prefecture. The structure was originally 3~3 bays but enlarged to 5~5 bays. The roof is hip-and-gable but is unusual in the different treatment in the gable pediments: the north one has rainbow beam and bottle struts *kouryou taiheizuka “ø—À‘å•r‘©, while the south one has only a strut *tsuka ‘©.
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Toudaiji Nenbutsudou “Œ‘厛”O•§“° (Nara)
Toudaiji Nenbutsudou “Œ‘厛”O•§“° (Nara)

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