oomon 大門
KEY WORD : architecture / gates
Also read *daimon. Lit. large gate. A large gate that functions as the entrance to a nobleman's mansion or a castles. Usually 5 x 2 bays, there are generally two streys, a hip and gable roof *irimoya-zukuri 入母屋造, bracket complexes *kumimono 組物, and a high railing surrounding the upper story. Statues of *Niou 仁王 are placed at the front on either side of the gate openings. On statue has his mouth closed and the other has his mouth opened.


*roumon 楼門, *nijuumon 二重門 

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