Azekurazukuri

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The Shōsō-in, a sample azekura-zukuri structure[1]
Details of the installation of beams at the corners of another store house at the Tōdai-ji

Azekurazukuri (校倉造, azekura-zukuri) sometimes simply called azekura, is a Japanese architectural style, probably dating from the early centuries AD, of simple wooden construction of certain type of buildings like storehouses (kura), granaries, etc.[1] Characteristically they are joined-log structures triangular in cross section, and commonly built of cypress timbers.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Louis Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/46760/azekura-zukuri