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Paintings on a ceiling. The coffered ceilings *goutenjou Ši“Vˆδ of Japanese buddhist temples  have traditionally been decorated with floral patterns using the *ungen γ‚γƒ coloring technique. Although four coffers *gouma ŠiŠΤ functioned as a unit and were painted with lotus flower arabesques (renge karakusa ˜@‰Ψ“‚‘) in the 7c, one floral pattern had been given to each coffer since the 8c. This general principle is preserved in temple ceiling paintings today, except for the lecture halls *hattou –@“° of Zen ‘T temples, where it has been common to paint a dragon *ryuu —³ in ink in a circle, ensou ‰~‘Š in the center of the single-paneled ceiling *kagamitenjou ‹Ύ“Vˆδ. With the development of shouin style *shoin-zukuri ‘‰@‘’ architecture from the 16c, Momoyama period, onward, colorful paintings of various kinds of birds, flowers and plants have been depicted on the latticed ceilings of the grand halls, oohiroma ‘εLŠΤ and reception rooms, taimanjo ‘ΖʏŠ of castles and mansions.
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