Western Buddhism is significantly different from the Buddhism on-the-ground in Asia. If you want detailed examples of the differences, read McMahan’s book “The Making of Buddhist Modernism” for details.
Buddhism in the Orient is full of superstitions, fears and manipulative abuse — much like Christianity can be in the West. To the right is the cover of a Japanese children’s book I picked up when I lived in Japan. It is entitled, “Hell & Heaven”.
So for fun, below I have taken some edifying pictures from the book which are meant to scare children into obeying the teachings of the Buddha (read, their parents and those in authority).
Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. I am thankful for escaping traditions that threaten children with hell.