Nature's Embrace

Nature's Embrace

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In this study, anthropologist Satsuki Kawano examines Japan's changing death rites from the perspective of those who elect to have their cremated remains scattered and celebrate their return to nature.In fact, national cremation rates started to climb rapidly in the latter half of the ShAwa period (1926a€“1989). Today, in most areas of Japan, earth burial is prohibited and more than 99 percent of human remains are cremated. Interment isanbsp;...

Title:Nature's Embrace
Author:Satsuki Kawano
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 2010


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