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Scope note
Refers to the style of Japanese residential architecture used in mansions of the military and temple guest halls during the Momoyama (1568-1600) and Edo (1600-1868) periods. Forming the basis of today's traditonal-style Japanese house, the style is characterized by a covered entrance arcade, a broad southern veranda, louvered doors with latticed paper screens, and floors covered with woven mats.
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