Japanese Funerals

Lavish and elaborate, the memorial ceremonies of Japan are among the most expensive in the world. With Japanese Funerals, the Museum provides visitors with a rare opportunity to explore some of the fascinating customs surrounding death in the far East. Discover the most common method of treating the deceased, the formal gift giving practices which occur during the wake, and the family's unique ritual in handling a loved one's cremated remains. In conjunction with Historical Hearses, this exhibit also features an ornately designed 1972 Toyota Crown ceremonial hearse used in funeral services in Japan. Visit the exhibit's photo gallery to view this rare vehicle on display.