Journey in Life: 11/20/14

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Life is a Gift

Bud. Photo courtesy seyed mostafa zamani.

If we could see that everything, even tragedy, is a gift in disguise, we would then find the best way to nourish the soul.
~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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Thử quan tài, chụp ảnh thờ, tham dự nghi thức rắc tro là những việc mà nhiều người già Nhật Bản đang thực hiện để chuẩn bị cho tang lễ của chính họ...

A woman (centre) has her hair styled before sitting for a photograph that will be used for her deceased portrait (ảnh thờ), at the annual "Shukatsu Festa 2014" funeral business fair in Tokyo on Aug 24, 2014. Photo: AFP.

"I want to think about my own death while I'm still in good health," and "I don't want to cause problems for my children."

A woman lies in a coffin (quan tài) at the annual "Shukatsu Festa 2014" funeral business fair in Tokyo.

The company also provides a cruise on which participants can experience scattering "ashes" into Tokyo Bay. They throw bags filled with salt, used to resemble remains, into the sea from the ship.

Another tour offers an opportunity to visit buildings where ashes are deposited, and to visit graveyards. The day trip is priced at about 8,000 yen (S$90) to 10,000 yen.

Bài trước: Thiên đường cho người đi bộ ở Ginza, Tokyo