oomunamon 大棟門
KEY WORD : architecture / gates
Also read oomunekado. A large gate that is similar to another type of gate called *munamon 棟門. However, instead of the single entrance used on munamon has three. The main gate is at the center and is closed with a pair of large hinged doors. On either side is a smaller gate, that also has hinged doors. The three openings are linked by a single lintel. The oomunamon has a gabled roof *kirizuma yane 切妻屋根, with bargeboards *hafu 破風. Decorative metal fittings are used for the hinges and at the junction point of the pillars and lintels. Example: The Red Gate Akamon 赤門 (1828), Tokyo University.

*yakuimon 薬医門

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