This paper examines the function of <i>Kotaijingu Gishikicho</i> in reconstruction of buildings of Naiku (Inner Shrine of Ise-JIngu) in Keian (1648-52) and Kanbun era (1661-1673). In both cases, they adopted <i>Gishikicho</i> as the design norm, but most of the reconstructed building sizes were different from the instruction of it.<br>In the Kanbun project, the reliability of <i>Gishikicho</i> was questioned, and since then, <i>Gishikicho</i> was not seen as the absolutely faithful description of ancient buildings. The loss of authority of the text was hidden at first, but soon they insisted that they can distinguish the original parts of the text from later distortion with close study. Since then, many attempts to seek for the original forms of ancient buildings were made through compiling old texts and publishing commentary or plans.
|Translated title of the contribution||THE ROLE OF GISHIKICHO IN RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDINGS OF ISE-JINGU IN MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 28 2008|