After the end of the WWII, in 1947, a Japanese monk named Nichidatsu Fuji started to build a pagoda in Hanaokayama, near Kumamoto, Kyushu, a pagoda he wanted to dedicate to peace. He worked for seven years, and his idea spread throughout the world, his construction becoming the first of a series of Peace Pagodas built in Japan and in many other countries.
One of them, built in 1984 is located in Narita, at the Narita-san Shinshō-ji Temple. Erected on a small hill and with a height of 54 meters, it is visible from a great distance, and many visitors to Japan have noticed it, because it can be seen from the trains coming from Narita Airport to Tokyo (on the right side if you’re on a Keisei train and on the left side if you’re on a JR train).
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: