soutougata tenshu 層塔型天守
CATEGORY: architecture / castles
 
Also termed soutou tenshu 層塔天守. A multi-storied castle tower. A technically advanced tower employing the same careful rules of timberframe construction as the Buddhist five-storied pagoda *gojuu-no-tou 五重の塔. Aside from the upper-most storey, every storey has a tiled, hipped roof.
 
 

 
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