Temple Cemetery

Photos | Images of Japan: Temple cemetery, Shimane Prefecture, Japan

Japanese people are usually buried in cemeteries attached or associated with Buddhist temples. Births and marriages tend to be celebrated in Shinto shrines as are children aged 3, 5 and 7. Funerals and death in Japan are the preserve of Buddhism.

Temple cemetery, Shimane prefecture, Japan.
Jake Davies

Japan Images: Temple Cemetery Shimane Prefecture