November 10, 2010

Burial in family tombs seems to be changing amogst Japanese customers according to survey

"The poll appears to indicate a move away from the traditional belief that people should be placed in family tombs after death. In a similar survey conducted in 1994, 64 percent of respondents wanted to be interred with their husbands or wives, while 33 percent wanted to be consigned to their ancestral tombs."

Source:70% want to be interred with spouse, poll finds
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Aug. 8, 2010

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