|KEY WORD : architecture / folk dwellings|
| 1 A term for a style of vernacular residence
*minka 民家, with shallowly
pitched shingled *itabuki
板葺, or tiled *kawarabuki
瓦葺, roofs in the Hokuriku 北陸 region of Japan. These distinguished them from the
commoner thatched minka, which were known as kuzuya 葛屋 or kayaya
茅屋. The name is derived from the fact that, away from large urban centres, this
type of roof was first common in *shukubamachi
2 In Nagano prefecture, a style of *hirairi 平入 vernacular house with a roof of wood shingle or tile, as opposed to thatch. In this area the term is used in contradistinction to a house style with a gable entry, tiled or shingled *honmune-zukuri 本棟造.
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