Notes on the Geography of Japan: Horyuji: Photo 14
Next to the kondo is the Goju-no-To or pagoda, with its original timbers from 607. Its broad eaves, including an additional mokoshi at the base, balance the verticality of the structure with strong horizontals. A stack of horizontal rings called kurin crosses the bronze finial or sorin.
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