Setchūyō

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Kakurin-ji's Main Hall

Setchūyō (折衷様 lit. eclectic style?) is an architectural style born in Japan during the Muromachi period from the fusion of elements from three different antecedent styles: the wayō, the daibutsuyō and zenshūyō. It is exemplified by the main hall at Kakurin-ji.[1][2] The combination of wayō and daibutsuyō in particular became so frequent that sometimes it is classed separately by scholars under the name Shin-wayō (新和様 new wayō?).[2]

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  1. ^ Young & Young 2007, p=44
  2. ^ a b Fletcher & Cruickshank 1996, p=738

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