Life in Japan – Kobayashi Graveyard

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Pronounced “Bochi” or “o-haka”, Japanese cemeteries can be found from the countrysides all the way to the heart of Tokyo.

In Japan, a large number of wedding ceremonies are held in Shinto style. Death, however, is considered a source of impurity, and is left to the idealism’s of Buddhism. Consequently, there are virtually no Shinto cemeteries, and most funerals are held in Buddhist style.

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