An ornament on the top of pagoda: Mii-dera Temple, Kyoto
This is a top of a pagoda.
Several layers of metal rings and some ornaments are put on the top.
This is originally for not soaking inside the roof through the joint on the top. The ornament was made as a water and for keeping the pagoda from the thunder and the fire.
at Mii-dera Temple, Kyoto
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