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Bubblegum Crisis


In episode 2, the final scene shows a cemetary where Irene was buried. What's unusual about this cemetary?


The shot is of what looks like a typical North American cemetary. Japan, however, doesn't have the sheer amount of space to waste on such a large spacious cemetary. Most of the cemetaries in Japan are very close and small, more like community plots. The headstones also tend to be tall and, depending on the amount of money spent, can be quite large. The headstones also have places for lighting incense, leaving flowers, and also a small area for leaving offerings of food. Also, the cemetaries often have a sort of stone "fence" around family plots basically delineating the various plots and families. Depending on the area, people in Japan visit the family graves up to once every few days (rural areas) whereupon they light incense, may leave flowers, and clean the graves of any weeds, or leaves which may have blown in.

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