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Middle gates *chuumon ’†–å with statues of Zuijin _, shrine guards clothed in court dress and holding bows and arrows. Sometimes they are called yadaijin –î‘åb or sadajin ¶‘åb and are considered to be the gods who guard the gates, Kadomori-no-kami –åŽç‚̐_. At Kibitsu Jinja ‹g”õ’Ð_ŽÐ (14c) in Okayama prefecture, zuijimon is an eight-legged gate *hakkyakumon ”ª‹r–å, with 3-bays and one entrance in the center bay and is in the hip-and-gable style *irimoya-zukuri “ü•ê‰®‘¢. The side bays have a board and batten ceiling *saobuchi tenjou ŠÆ‰“Vˆä, but the center bay has an open ceiling *keshou yaneura ‰»Ï‰®ª— . The gable pediments are in the Zen style *zenshuuyou ‘T@—l, and use rainbow beams *kouryou “ø—À, and bottle struts *taiheizuka ‘å•r‘©. The bracket complexes are 3-on-1 and set at right angle to each other *demitsudo oŽO“l. Examples include the south gate, Minamizuijinmon “쐏_–å (1357), and the north gate Kitazuijinmon –k_–å, at Kibitsu Jinja. They are both the same type, but the latter has a cyress bark roof, hiwada-buki •O”畘. These gates are older than the main sanctuary, Honden –{“a, which is dated 1425. The *Youmeimon —z–¾–å at Nikkou Toushouguu “úŒõ“ŒÆ‹{ (1636), in Tochigi prefecture, is also a zuijinmon. The zuijinmon corresponds to the *nioumon “ñ‰¤–å at various temples.
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