We have posted about some pretty interesting places, about different cultures, and the uniqueness of our world we live on. This story is no different.
This is a Japanese Funeral Home for pets.
Public funeral service parlor is held on the ground floor.
This is the cremation room.
Altar in front of the cremation chamber.
After long chanting and prayers by the monk, you are asked to light the incense.
The monk placed a cat on the cremation bed and recited a lot more prayers.
During the cremation you wait in a room full of communal shrines for pets.
Part of the shrines.
These are the cases for the Urns
They will show your cats bones
And the Monk will grab the main bones and set them on the tray for you to see.
Skull, toes, and tail bones.
You then will be asked to transfer the rest of the bones on the cremation bed into the urn using chopsticks.
He picked up the really small bits of bone fragments left by us with great care.
Then he will use a pair of thick chopsticks to squish the bones,
to make room for the skull and the rest of the bones carefully in their anatomically correct order.
When he finishes, you will be asked to put the tail bones in the urn by hands
Then he will sweep the fine powdery bits into the urn with chopsticks and a brush.
He will seal the urn with tapes and tied the cover and placed it in a carry bag for you to take home.
You can then make a shrine for your animal at home.
What an interesting tradition huh? Would you do an entire funeral for your pet?