Myoshinji Temple Complex Headquarter of Myoshinji school of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, founded in 1337, Kyoto.
In this area, there used to be a detached palace of 95th emperor Hanazono(1297-1348).
A ridge-end tile with a demon and a five-pointed star motifs.
This roof tile is placed in the north-eastern corner of one of the structures.
North-eastern corners or quarters of a building are considered to be unlucky in Japan as bad things could come from that direction.
The demon and the five-pointed star are usually used to ward off evil spirits.
Some other ridge-end tiles have a dragon motif.
It might be fun for you to find different designs in roof tiles when you visit a Buddhist temple with rich history like Myoshinji temple.