Japanese Pet CremationPeople with pets dispose of their deceased animals' remains in different ways, but if they live in the city the options are obviously more limited. Avoid cremation services that do not allow any public inspection at any time or do not offer witnessed cremation services, but don't expect to simply pop in. A cremation service might want to schedule visitations because there will be times when staff are out doing retrievals or in the midst of working, perhaps with a veterinarian who's euthanizing a horse for cremation or with another client on a witnessed cremation.
In 2004, 1.1 million Japanese died (2003: 1.0 million), a number that is expected to rise in the future due to the increase of the average age in Japan; see demographics of Japan Funeral Business Monthly estimates that there will be 1.7 million deaths by 2035, and revenue of 2 trillion yen in 2040.
In an industrial park just west of Amsterdam, a low-rise building houses the headquarters of several budget funeral websites, all of them routes into the same company, Uitvaart24 (Funeral24), and offering direct cremation: a simple coffin, transport, cooling and burning without relatives present, at a price of around €1,250.
But in looking at the Japanese way of approaching pet death, death care, and memorial, there is a lovely simplicity to it. As in any culture, pet death care is still growing in acceptance and understanding in Japan, but the solemnity with which they approach it really tugs at my heart.
Copyright © 2017 Mobile Pet Cremation Services Pte Ltd. Pet owners worried about what might happened to their pets if the owner dies are making wills that assure that the pets are taken care of after the owner dies. Among the options available to bereaved pet owners are the dispatching of staff to their homes to cremate the bodies of the deceased pets, and the sending of Buddhist priests to read out sutras for the departed creatures.
A Japanese psychiatrist told the Yomiuri Shimbun that weaker relations among family members and people having fewer children has lead some pet owners to perceive their pets as becoming more important than family members and people in general. The idea of a human and a pet being reunited after death, they say, makes no sense according to Buddhist precepts.
Pets weighing fewer than three pounds should be placed in a cremation pan whether they're in a separate or private cremation. For the second cat we called a pet cremation service directly. Many pet owners cook up food for their pets or give them the same food as family members.
The family witnesses the sliding of the body into the cremation chamber. Japan's oldest pet grave is a burial mound in Kishiwada, Osaka, that marks the final resting place of a famously faithful dog that is said to have lived in the sixth century. Your cremation service provider is a good resource for information about shipping services.
Pet burial services are able to offer a selection of headstones and other decorative touches for your pet's grave. This cost includes services such as 401,000 yen for catering to attendants and 549,000 yen ペット 霊園 for services of the priest. In 2016 in the UK alone the pet cremation business broke the hundred million pounds a year mark as a business, a figure which can be seen clearly replicated across the world.
TOKYO — With an increasing number of distraught pet lovers seeking to mark the passing of their cherished animal friends with a funeral service, the range of relevant services on offer has grown considerably. We're wanting to find a cremation service and keep her ashes, so any advice is appreciated.
The cemetery is for pets only and you can visit your friend anytime during opening hours. America's 2.7m-odd deaths a year underpin an industry worth $16bn in 2017, encompassing over 19,000 funeral homes and over 120,000 employees. While watching your pet be put into a cremation kiln can be unsettling to western sensibilities, standing witness to the deceased body being cremated is a major part of many eastern funeral ceremonies.