A bit more of Nara.
There were once two 100m pagodas on both sides of the main hall of Todaiji; which were said to be amongst the tallest structure in the world of the time, but both pagodas were never rebuilt after their collapse after an earthquake.
The sorin at Todaiji temple is easier to admire than other sorin as it isn't located high up on the top of a pagoda but on ground level instead.
This particular sorin was exhibited on the roof-top of a seven storied pagoda in the site of Expo'70. On the occasion of the Expo'70, this pagoda was recreated by Furukawa Pavillion, in the same appearance of the Seven-Storied pagoda that once stood in the compound of Todaiji's temple some 1,200 years ago.
After the closing of the Expo'70, this sorin was contributed and displayed at the current location in October 1971.
A sorin is placed on top of a high-rise pagoda to collect lights and spirits. In this modern age, such tall structures now are now being built and used for broadcasting and transmission. ^^ I guess that's another kind of light and spirit for the modern community?