ryounagare-zukuri 両流造
KEY WORD : architecture / shrines
Also abbreviated to ryounagare 両流. A style of main sanctuary *honden 本殿, referred to as nagare style *nagare-zukuri 流造, found at Shinto shrines. It is characterized by a gable roof which has a long, flowing, curved roof line on both the rear slope and the front slope. This is slightly different from nagare-zukuri, which has a long extended front roof and a short rear roof. Such a style is limited to honden which are 2-bays deep with aisles *hisashi 廂, added at the front and back of the structure. Both roof slopes curve up abruptly where the hisashi and core area *moya 母屋 join. It is presumed that this style arose in the Heian period and was perhaps influenced by the development of the worship hall *haiden 拝殿. Example: Itsukushima Jinja Honsha Honden 厳島神社本社本殿 (1571), 9×2 bays, in Hiroshima prefecture.
Matsuo Taisha Honden 松尾大社本殿 (1542) in Kyoto . This building is 3 x 2 bays with narrow aisles *magobisashi 孫廂 added to the hisashi.


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