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1@The front gate of a warrior's manor house.

2@A gate, now called Kyuu toujin yashikimon ‹Œ“‚l‰®•~–å, originally erected in Nagasaki in front of a Chinese style residence toujin yashiki “‚l‰®•~, and transferred to Koufukuji ‹»•ŸŽ›, in Nagasaki prefecture. The gate is dated 1740. It is a small scale, 1 x 1 bay gate, with a gable roof *kirizuma yane ØÈ‰®ª, covered with tile roofing *hongawarabuki –{Š¢•˜. The gate has 3-stepped bracket complexes. One step has a decorative bearing block hanato ‰Ô“l. The bracket complexes are stacked transversely at each end of the gable and are inserted into the main posts *sanehijiki ŽÀ•I–Ø. The top bracket is like an *udegi ˜r–Ø, an extended male brace, obari ’j—À, that is connected to the secondary posts. The gate doors open inward and are placed between the main posts and between the secondary posts. The main gate is set at the very edge of a raised, hard-packed earthen podium reached by three steps the same 1-bay width of the gate. The transom *ranma —“ŠÔ, is elaborately carved .
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Kyuu toujin yashikimon ‹Œ“‚l‰®•~–åF Koufukuji ‹»•ŸŽ› (Nagasaki)
Kyuu toujin yashikimon ‹Œ“‚l‰®•~–åF
Koufukuji ‹»•ŸŽ› (Nagasaki)

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