Japanese religious group GLA has a museum-like charnel house to store the remains and mementos of the deceased in Hokuto, Yamanashi prefecture. Photo: Kyodo Japanese religious group GLA has a museum-like charnel house to store the remains and mementos of the deceased in Hokuto, Yamanashi prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese religious group GLA has a museum-like charnel house to store the remains and mementos of the deceased in Hokuto, Yamanashi prefecture. Photo: Kyodo

Religious rites for the dead in Japan changing with the times

More families are opting for unconventional funeral arrangements for their loved ones, such as depositing mementos in a charnel house

Japanese religious group GLA has a museum-like charnel house to store the remains and mementos of the deceased in Hokuto, Yamanashi prefecture. Photo: Kyodo Japanese religious group GLA has a museum-like charnel house to store the remains and mementos of the deceased in Hokuto, Yamanashi prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese religious group GLA has a museum-like charnel house to store the remains and mementos of the deceased in Hokuto, Yamanashi prefecture. Photo: Kyodo
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