Japanese Pagoda

There is something very Japanese about the pagoda. These first two are from Asakusa in Tokyo and the bottom one is from Nikko.
More about Nikko can be found on the cleverly titled Nikko page.

These particular pagodas are of the Abe style, commonly referred to as Abe Pagodas.

A newer shot of the Asakusa Pagoda.

The same Pagoda as shown in the top two photos, but from a different angle.

They are really not called Abe Pagodas, that was a stupid joke. Get it, Abe Vigoda...

The Nikko Pagoda, as well as others possibly, is said to be only sitting on the ground
and it uses a hanging pendulum type thing to counter balance earthquakes.