Choosing a Grave that’s “You”
In Tokyo, computer-operated mausoleums are gaining popularity. If that sounds shocking and counterintuitive, the forces driving it are equally so: with urban populations on the rise and technological innovation continuing at a breakneck pace, even the most stable aspects of Japanese society are being forced to change with the times. For centuries, Japan has buried its dead in accord with traditional Buddhist precedents. When you die, your body is cremated...