This is the Himeji Pagoda. It is a Buddhist sanctuary. Inside the building are enshrined a portion of Buddha's ashes/remains. I think there are seven locations in the world that have a portion of Buddha's ashes.
|This is the inside of the sanctuary. The shrine in the middle of the room contains the remains of Buddha.|
|This is the shrine up close.|
The main statue on the upper portion of the wall is of Buddha. The other statues on the same level are of his great ten followers/disciples.
This is the top of the dome.
Along the base of the inside wall are statues of various Buddhist saints.
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