Sotogata 層塔型

Sotogata literally means multi-leveled tower type. This type of main keep is built when the foundation is nearly square. Each level is the same shape, simply a little smaller than the previous. You will not see any irimoya gables on a sotogata type main keep. The smaller gables you do see on sotogata main keep are primarily decorative and are not a necessary part of the roofing construction of the castle.

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