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Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age. Children “in limbo” in Japan are said to go to a place called sai no kawara, where they must create piles of stones into small towers. But every night the stone towers are destroyed by demons, so the next day the children must make new piles of stones. The making of these towers is to help their parents accrue merit for their own afterlife.

The Terracotta Army, XI`an, China/ Every face is different, and there are over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. They've also unearthed officials, strongmen, acrobats and musicians. These date back to the late third century B.C. to protect the emperor in the afterlife.

Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, located in the city center around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west. This is where you're likely to see a real life Geisha heading to work.