Photographs Tokyo Asakusa Sensōji: Pagoda

This 5-storey pagoda in Sensōji, like other pagodas and stupas, contains the remains of Buddha. The first pagoda was built in 942, but over the course of the centuries many pagodas collapsed or were destroyed in fire, and a pagoda was rebuilt each time after the destruction of the previous one. The last pagoda was lost in an air raid on 10 March 1945, and the current pagoda was completed in 1973.