Construction paintings are the richly colored decoration on columns and beams of the main hall which represent traditional lucky patterns or the images of Pure Land.
Each paintings are one of a kind since the size and the structure of the building vary by temples and the pattren of paintings are various.
There are two ways to paint temple constructions: paint directory on the spot or moutning painted paper.
On-site painting is a simple style but it takes a lot of effort and time. In contrast with painting on the mounting paper, this style can fine-tune the paintings to the distortion of woods and constructions. Thus, this style can finish the paintings with good workmanship.
In this style, the paintings are done on the mounting paper, then papers are pasted to the parts of constructions by glue. This process seems to take a lot of time since it needs to mesure the spot first and paint on the paper but it is more economical than on-the-spot painting. The paintings are done in studio and works on site are just to paste the painted papers which can minimize the whole working date.