Japan–Culture (Pagodas)



Based upon the Indian stupa, a structure where one kept sacred relics, a pagoda is a tiered tower with many eaves. Japan boasts thousands of pagodas, most of which are associated with Buddhist temples. Japan’s pagodas feature eaves that are exaggerated more than those in its Chinese pagoda counterparts.

More information:
What is a pagoda? | A guide to Japanese temples | The architecture elements of Buddhist temples

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