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ID: 300310759
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300310759

 

Record Type: concept
genkan (entrance spaces, <rooms and spaces by function>, ... Components (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Entrance halls or porches through which one enters a Japanese building and is greeted by the host, removes one's shoes, etc. Historically, this term referred only to alcoves found in Zen temple buildings, but now the term is used to refer to any entry alcove. These areas are often decorated with screen paintings.
 
Terms:
genkan (preferred,C,V,English-P,UF,U,U)
genkan (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
genkan (Japanese (transliterated)-P,D,U,PN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.PJ

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Components (hierarchy name)
.... Components (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of components (objects parts)
........ components (objects parts) (G)
Hierarchy of <components by specific context>
............ <components by specific context> (G)
Hierarchy of building divisions
................ building divisions (G)
Hierarchy of rooms and spaces
.................... rooms and spaces (G)
Hierarchy of <rooms and spaces by function>
........................ <rooms and spaces by function> (G)
Hierarchy of entrance spaces
............................ entrance spaces (G)
Hierarchy of genkan
................................ genkan (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Hal of veranda die men passeert bij het binnengaan van een Japans gebouw, waar men wordt begroet door de gastheer of -vrouw en waar men de schoenen kan uitdoen. Vroeger gebruikte men deze term alleen voor alkoven in zenboeddhistische tempels, maar tegenwoordig wordt de term gebruikt voor alle soorten ontvangstruimtes. Ze zijn meestal versierd met schilderingen. 

Sources and Contributors:
genkan............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  Gerhart, "Honchō Gashi" and Painting Programs, Ars Orientalis (1997)
.................  Grove Art Online (2008-)
.................  JAANUS [online] (2001-)
.................  Munsterberg, Dictionary of Chinese and Japanese Art (1981)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  Gerhart, "Honchō Gashi" and Painting Programs, Ars Orientalis (1997)
............  Grove Art Online (2008-)
............  JAANUS [online] (2001-)
............  Munsterberg, Dictionary of Chinese and Japanese Art (1981)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Gerhart, "Honchō Gashi" and Painting Programs, Ars Orientalis (1997)
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-)
.......... JAANUS [online] (2001-)
.......... Munsterberg, Dictionary of Chinese and Japanese Art (1981)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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