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, namely 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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