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watariyagura@“n˜E
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1@A connecting gallery or tower inside a square compound *masugata –‘Œ`, of an Edo period castle entrance. The gallery forms a bridge linking two stone walls, *ishigaki ÎŠ_. The watariyagura usually has hongawara style roof *hongawarabuki –{Š¢•˜, of alternately overlapping flat and round tiles, is single story in height and is fitted with gun ports *teppousama “S–C‹·ŠÔ. Representative examples of watariyagura include Matsumotojou ¼–{é Tenshu “VŽç watariyagura in Nagano prefecture; Himejijou •P˜Hé numerous watariyagura in Hyougo prefecture (both one story and two story examples including notably "Yo" watariyagura that is 84m in length), and Takamatsujou ‚¼é Kita-no-maru –k‚ÌŠÛ single-roof watariyagura in Kagawa prefecture. See *yaguramon ˜E–å.

2@Also called *tamon ‘½•·, *nagaya ’·‰®. A long connecting gallery or enclosed connecting corridor in an Edo period castle. Built along the top of a stone wall or embankment, the watariyagura links two towers, a tower and a donjon, or a large donjon with a small one.

3@A structure used in a provision medieva fortification. A long walkway was constructed of wooden planks, parallel to the battle line. Soldiers would fire arrows from this walkway.
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Matsumotojou ¼–{é (Nagano)
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