1. pent roof (below the true roof of a pagoda, etc.)
Wikipedia definition
2. MokoshiIn Japanese architecture a mokoshi, literally "skirt story" or "cuff story", is a decorative pent roof surrounding a building below the true roof. Since it does not correspond to any internal division, the mokoshi gives the impression of there being more floors than there really are. It is usually a ken deep and is most commonly seen in Buddhist temples and pagodas (see for example the article tahōtō).
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Other forms
裳階 【しょうかい】裳層 【もこし】裳層 【しょうかい】


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