Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Another Japan trip

I am going to Japan for Thansgiving. My wife's grandfather passed away. Like most Japanese, it is custom that the deceased is placed at the mortuary or at the family alter. In our case, he was placed at home at the family alter. The Wake Service and Wake was conducted. A Buddhist priest arrived and met with the family and after the Wake the funeral was conducted. After the cremation, the urn was taken home.

I will be arriving for the 49th day memorial service where I believe the Urn will be placed in the family cemetary. This will be done in Nikko.

Below is a picture from my last trip. I am holding Owen.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for write in my blog!!
    I was surprised that your wife's pareants live in Japan.

    I have never been to Nikkou,so I want to go there!!
    Please attach Nikko's photo.