Funeral held for Prince Katsura

Jun 17, 2014

Funeral held for Prince Katsura

The main funeral service for Prince Katsura, a cousin of Emperor Akihito, was held Tuesday morning at a Tokyo cemetery following his recent death at the age of 66. The ceremony, called the Renso no Gi rite, took place at Toshimagaoka Cemetery in Bunkyo ...

Funeral gripes fuel Buddhist rethink

Dec 4, 2013

Funeral gripes fuel Buddhist rethink

by Takeshi Nishide

An increasing number of Buddhist priests are re-evaluating funeral services amid rapidly changing attitudes over the way they are conducted. Hideo Usui, chief executive of Jiin Design Co., which provides business advice to Buddhist temples, is among those helping spur the revision. In July, ...