Jemma the judge of the wicked after death, among the Japanese, who beholds in a large mirror all the most secret transactions of mankind. Intercession by the priests with Amidas in behalf of the sinner, and liberal presents on the part of his relatives, are sure to release him before the expiration of the allotted time for punishment. The figure of Jemma, the king of the devils, is monstrous; and on each side of him are two large devils, one acting as his secretary, and registering in a book all the sins of mankind, while the other dictates what the secretary is to record. This idol is situated in a temple of Jemma, a short distance from Miaco, in a delightful grotto. The walls are covered with frightful pictures of tortures which the wicked are supposed to undergo. This temple is resorted to by crowds of people from all parts of the country, with oblations and money in their hands, to redeem the souls from dreaded punishments. SEE JAMA.

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