A Guide to Kyoto’s Wooden and Traditional Architecture

Nagare (流造) is perhaps one of the most common styles in Shinto architecture. The Nagare style is when the gable roof of the structure slopes out over the entrance on the non-gable side, resulting in a striking fluid, asymmetrical roof. The Honden (本殿), or the main hall of Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is an example of such. Alongside the Nagare roof, with its hiwadabuki (檜皮葺 or hinoki bark shingle roof) and five-bay design, there is an actual style that is named after the Honden of Fushimi Inari Taisha itself (稲荷造り).




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Here in Kyoto you can explore the many different wooden architectural treasures of Japan!

About Nagare (流造)~Kyoto Traditional Architecture guide~