White Adelphi (whiteadelphi) wrote in little_details,
White Adelphi

Japanese Memorial Services circa 1866

Hello. I've tried googling this, but either I'm not looking in the right place or it's too obscure to find. I can find articles on funeral customs back in the Tokugawa era, but I am not sure of 19th century customs for memorial days, or death anniversaries in Japan at that time. A lot of people in the western world would visit the grave and leave flowers on each anniversary, but the culture for west and east can be vastly different and I don't want to be inaccurate.

So ... can anyone tell me if the Japanese have any customs of note on the memorial day of loved ones in the 19th century?

Thanks in advance.
Tags: 1860-1869, japan: history, ~funerals

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