Friday, 21 September 2012

Japanese Cemetery

So much of Japan is based on maximizing land -- and cemeteries are no exception. People are generally cremated and added to a family plot to conserve room. Headstones are understated with little room for grand mausoleums.

A typical cemetery scene, multiple rows of stones.

There's certainly room for each family to make a personal expression through stone choice. Graves are further customized with the addition of prayer sticks.

The patina builds up, adding gravitas to the graves.


  1. wonderful shots. especially the first one. Striking!

  2. Thanks for the great info and shots.