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What’s the prettiest cemetery in springtime?

Several years ago, I took a graveyard tour in the springtime, driving from Boston to Philadelphia and back to New York City.  I saw 17 cemeteries in 10 days, each lovelier than the last.  So my question to you is: … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #52: Aoyama Reien

Aoyama Reien 2-32-2 Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Telephone: 03-3401-3652 Founded: 1872 Size: 64 acres Number of interments: difficult to estimate, since Japanese are cremated and their ashes are buried inurned beneath the family monument. Open: 24 hours Cherry blossom-time is … Continue reading

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