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In Japan, where tampering with the body of one who has passed is taboo, Shinjyuro provides a rare service: as an embalmer, he restores the body of the deceased to a beautiful state, giving the family a chance to say goodbye face to face during the funeral. Amongst those in the know, he is considered one of the best in his trade in Japan, showing exceptional technical skill as well as consideration for the grieving family. Embalming can be heartbreaking work, but on top of that, Shinjyuro also faces the prejudice cast upon him by the general public due to his misunderstood profession. It's no wonder, then, that he has a pathological addiction to physical affection…
When a person dies, their soul does not enter the land of the dead alone; a Companion must lead them to the gate that leads to the afterlife. Existing in a space between life and death, Aya and other such Companions will help carry those who have passed on to their final destinations, even if they refuse to accept their fates.