Photo gallery of a Japanese Buddhist cat funeral

offering at cat funeral

This is a really touching series of photos showing a Japanese Buddhist funeral for a cat. The cat is cremated, and the bones are arranged and placed carefully in an urn. According to the reddit comments, the rituals are similar for people. Japanese crematoria run at a much lower temperature than Western ones, leaving the bones. The family helps pick the bones out in order. This seems like a fitting acknowledgement of the finality of death.