JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE TEMPLES
Japanese Architecture Temples - The Architecture of Japanese Temples varied greatly over the centuries, but some themes have remained. Japanese Architecture Temples with pictures.
The architecture of
Japanese Buddhist temples, like that of any structure, has changed and developed over
the centuries. However, while the particular details may vary, the general
themes and styles have strong similarities and common origins. See also
Most, if not all, Buddhist temple buildings exhibit the same basic design
elements as other traditional Japanese buildings. Tall thick wooden columns
serve as the load-bearing and stabilizing element of the structure. Each
column sits atop a single large stone, anchoring the building. The walls,
floors, and complex bracketed roof structure are then built around these
columns. There is great diversity in the style and appearance of roofs, but
most follow the basic concept of a tiled sloping roof. The roofs of many
older temples, designed more directly on mainland forms, have upturned
flaring corners. Meanwhile, newer temples that are based more on native
Japanese styles will have smoother, flatter roof corners.
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