Recommended temples and shrines

Chokyuji Temple (Nara Prefecture)

It is a cypress-roofed building and is characterized by a large warp. You can see the ingenuity of the palace carpenter at that time, who was preparing to start warping by making the pillars in the corner a little longer than the pillars around. Many of the buildings that have been devised for such eaves warpage can be found in the buildings of the Kamakura period.

By extending the pillars in the corners, the members that attach to the extended pillars become habitual, so more advanced technology is required. You can also feel the breath of the Kamakura period palace carpenter who was wondering “how do you look beautiful?”

Chokyuji is an eclectic Irimaya-style building, but if you visit from this perspective, you will be able to get a different taste.