ooyuka 大床
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
1 The board-floor veranda at the top of the steps of a shrine building. The veranda at the bottom of the steps is called *hamayuka 浜床. The ooyuka may completely encircle the shrine building or may be constructed on only three sides.

2 Also *hirobisashi 広廂. In warrior's dwellings *buke-zukuri 武家造, an open area protected by long, extended eaves. It is a step lower than the main hall. People of lower rank were not permitted access to the building beyond this area.

*hiro-en 広縁

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