represents good luck and the 728 meters long wooden corridor
is built in the form of a
wings, thus referring to happiness (foo).
The structure has 4 octagonal
pavilions, representing the Four Seasons, whereas the
number 8 is regarded as a lucky number.
Among the many
decorations are plenty of bat figures,
including on the painted ends
of the horizontal support beams (fig.),
inside the gazebos, and on
the roof fittings