The tragic priestess Kikyo

A figurine of the tragic priestess Kikyo from the popular manga InuYasha. Created by Rumiko Takahashi, the manga series takes place in a fictional version of Japan’s Warring States period with occasional time-travel/flashback elements to modern Tokyo. The setting and plot incorporate many elements of traditional Japanese folklore and religion. Kikyo, a Shintō priestess, is an interesting character who possesses both the shades good and evil.