If you are living in Japan, you’ll no doubt have to go through this unfortunate experience. Keep reading as I take a deep dive into what you should expect at a Japanese funeral.
Unlike western funerals, Japanese funerals are very intricate and long with various steps starting right at the hospital all the way to the end. These steps are referred to as The Pre-Wake, The Wake, Cremation, Burial, and Memorial Service. Even after the funeral has concluded, there are still ceremonies that take place months, and even years after the funeral is over.
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