The ornament of the tower was so intricate and beautiful. Too bad it was raining and too dark to see the fine detail.
There was a painting of Buddha or one of the saints on the front wall of the tower.
There was a well by the corridor. The well is said to be protected by the dragon. The sign says,"Do not drop offerring coins into the well." It must be quite hard to retrieve them if people did.
If you look down into the well, you can see the reflection of the dragon on the water surface.
The actual painting of the dragon looks kind of hilarious, but the reflection appears more real and indeed scary. The sign says that if you can see the reflection of the dragon on the well water, it will drive any evil away from you. (I don't know if it is effective for lifetime.)
Quite many people stopped by the well, patted the bronze dragon and made offerrings, which are small sums of money.
Outside the temple stand a pair of warriors, called Nio. They are guarding both the temple and shrine from intruders, particularly from intruding evil spirits. The height of the Nio sculptures is about 3m.
Close-ups of the Nio.
Hotei is another popular character. He is one of the 7 gods/godess, who brings happiness.
There is a wheel like this photo at each pillar of the san-mon, which people spin and pray while it is spinning. Spinning the wheel is a substitute for giving lengthy chants and prayers. I think Tibetan Buddhism has similar spinning wheels for the same purpose.