hirairi 平入
KEY WORD : architecture / general terms
The entrance to a building constructed parallel to the ridge *mune 棟 of the roof *yane 屋根, usually on the long side of the building. These buildings usually have a gable roof, hipped roof or hip-and-gable roof. The axis of the approach is thus at right angles to the line of the ridge. Hirairi are commonly found in the traditional vernacular houses *minka 民家, of the Edo period. The opposite of hirairi is *tsumairi 妻入 or gable entry.
Old Mikogami 御子神 house (Chiba)
Old Mikogami 御子神 house (Chiba)


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