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Gravestone in the shape of a space rocket lies at Okunoin, one of the most sacred places in Japan. Presumably this person worked the space agency or was a sci-fi fan, and wanted to be remembered this way. People from all over the country who wished to be buried close to Kobo Daishi lie there including former feudal lords, politicians and other prominent personalities. Their graves line the approaches to Okunoin for hundreds of meters throughout the forest.
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Gravestone in the shape of a space rocket lies at Okunoin, one of the most sacred places in Japan. Presumably this person worked the space agency or was a sci-fi fan, and wanted to be remembered this way. People from all over the country who wished to be buried close to Kobo Daishi lie there including former feudal lords, politicians and other prominent personalities. Their graves line the approaches to Okunoin for hundreds of meters throughout the forest.