|seihoukei haiden 正方形拝殿|
|KEY WORD : architecture / shrines|
|Square worship hall. A type of worship hall at a Shinto shrine. The 3×3 bay hall is believed to have been derived from a roofed stage called *maidono 舞殿, which is open on all sides and used to perform ritual dance. Entrances are on the gable ends.|
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