Yamatomune (大和棟)

Yamatomune, or Takaheizukuri, is one of the architectural styles of Japanese private houses.


Yamatomune is an architectural style seen in private houses in Nara Prefecture. Yamatomune has a combination of a thatched and tiled roof on a gable. It is characterized by the beautiful contrast between the white plaster wall of a sophisticated gable and the roof. The omoya (main building) is under the high ridge of the roof, and "kamaya" (also called "kudoyadoma," a kitchen or an area with an earthen floor and a cooking stove) is under the lower ridge.

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