Setchūyō

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Kakurin-ji's Main Hall

Setchūyō (折衷様, lit. eclectic style) is an architectural style born in Japan during the Muromachi period from the fusion of elements from three different antecedent styles: the wayō, the daibutsuyō and zenshūyō. It is exemplified by the main hall at Kakurin-ji.[1][2] The combination of wayō and daibutsuyō in particular became so frequent that sometimes it is classed separately by scholars under the name Shin-wayō (新和様, new wayō).[2]

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