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Scriptures Storehouse (Issaikyōzō 一切経蔵) Keller, Matthew P.

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[1] This storehouse stores a copy of a Buddhist canon in a revolving tower. The structure is supposed to have been standing since the middle of the Muromachi period (1336-1573). The entire structure can be turned by hand to emulate reading through the scriptures so as to gain merit for humans or gods. [2-3] Details from the ceiling of the scriptures storehouse.

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