perpendicular style

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Noun1.Perpendicular style - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century Englandperpendicular style - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
Gothic architecture, Gothic - a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
Tudor architecture - a style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period; characterized by half-timbered houses
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First you need to look at the buildings, because architecturally Japan is still in its perpendicular period. Houses, banks, offices, stores and hotels are completely bereft of any styling flourishes or ornamentation.