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Visiting Japan, you will surely notice the traditional Japanese roofs, using very specific decorations, like the prominent Oni-gawara roof tiles.
A little less outstanding but with a great visual impact are the disk-shaped end tiles called gatou. Decorated with floral motifs, with the tomoe abstract shape or, most frequently, with the clan’s kamon, they have both an aesthetic and a practical role, deflecting the rainwater away from the wall…
Traditional Japanese roof tiles
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: The first modern bronze statue in Japan