（Immediately after retirement, it is an opportunity to expand interest to the structure of the old building, which mainly visits the national treasure, but quickly visits the towers of Kyoto and Nara. Looking at the reference book, it is said that there are so many towers throughout the country To be honest, I am surprised.
This time I will introduce the tower that I have seen so far. I will make photos the next issue because I am unfamiliar with the relation of the page and input.
1. History of the tower
As a building dedicated to Buddha as well as Buddhism transmitted from India to China through China and the Korean Peninsula
The building called the tower was brought. The shape of the mound in India has become the form of wooden castle building in China,
Since the Asuka period, many in Japan have been built in each era, but burned down by lightning strikes and warfare, but they are still present
There are many others.
2. Types of towers
The tower which has many layers is called a pylon, but the pagodas are odd numbered layers and there are no even numbered layers.
Three, five, seven, and thirty, for example, like the east tower of Yakushiji, the appearance is six layers,
There may be roofs added. Multilayers are found in stone towers, but wooden trilogy isDaisyama Shrine in Nara is the only and must-see.
Roughly classifying the tower, it will be a stratum tower, a treasure tower, an octagonal circle. After all, the national treasure · heavy sentence designation has many strata towers,The lower layer is a rectangle, the upper layer is a circle, and at the junction, you can enjoy a treasure tower where the white plaster is beautiful.
As the octagonal building, Horyu-ji Temple's dream shrine is wonderful.
3. Structure of each part of the tower
The number of layer towers, differences in tower components, wooden groups, shapes such as nine wheels and water smoke are greatly different depending on the age and background that was made.
However, if you understand the basic composition, you will find the difference of interest for each building. The tower that planned the tour was
Sometimes it is under repair, it is also essential to investigate in advance, and we recommend that you bring a camera etc. with a telephoto lens so that it will be magnified more.
As a reference figure, the structure of the layer tower is shown in the figure below.）