Hiyoshi-zukuri or hie-zukuri(日吉造?), also called shōtei-zukuri / shōtai-zukuri(聖帝造?) or sannō-zukuri(山王造?) is a rare Shinto shrine architectural style presently found in only three instances, all at Hiyoshi Taisha in Ōtsu, Shiga, hence the name. They are the East and West Honden Hon-gū (本殿本宮?) and the Sessha Usa Jingū Honden (摂社宇佐神宮本殿?).
It is characterized by a hip-and gable roof with verandas called hisashi on the sides. It has a hirairi structure, that is, the building has its main entrance on the side which runs parallel to the roof's ridge (non gabled-side).
The building is composed of a 3x2 ken core called moya surrounded on three sides by a 1-ken wide hisashi, totaling 5x3 ken (see photo). The three-sided hisashi is unique and typical of this style. The gabled roof extends in small porticos on the front and the two gabled sides.The roof on the back has a characteristic shape (see photo below).
The typical shape of the back of a Hiyoshi-zukuri roof