I am 100% sure of this because the unique thing about this towering white Kannon statue is it's located on a bluff several hundred feet above the coast, so it survived the tsunami. There is a panoramic view of the ocean, and the premises are pristine and spotless. The entrance to the attraction is hard to find; it's located in a big parking lot next to a road stop or amusement park (I had a rental car).
I am positive this was the Kannon that contain some rare bones or something, or some sacred artifact of an Indian Buddha. Which I thought quite odd. Reposing here??? After Googling, apparently it's "a stupa presented by a temple in Sri Lanka, in which a portion of Buddha's remains is enshrined."
There are similar white Kannon statues throughout Japan; the one in Zushi outside of Yokohama, the one in Takasaki City in Gunma, and the one on Shodoshima Island come to mind. The latter is conspicuous for being remiss on this very thorough site on giant Buddhas:
Note: I believe the Iron and Steel Museum is missing on Tripadvisor, as it's one of the Kamashi tourist attractions in addition to the Kaikannon statue.
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