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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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Cemetery of the Week #26: the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park c/o Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 1-2 Nakajimama-cho, Naka-ku, Hirosima City 730-0811, Japan Telephone: +81-82-241-4004 Established: 1952 Number of interments: 70,000 or more Admission: The park is free to visitors. Admission to the museum is 50 … Continue reading

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Curiosity and the Cat

Unlike most of the musicians who hosted us on my husband Mason’s first solo tour of Japan, I considered Mayuko a friend, instead of a business acquaintance. I looked forward to staying in Yokohama as if she offered sanctuary rather … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #7: Zoshigaya Reien

Zoshigaya Reien Toshima-ku, Minami Ikebukuro 4-25-1 Tokyo, Japan 171-0022 Telephone: 03 3971 6868 Established: 1874 Size: 25 acres Number of interments: Difficult to say, since Japanese are cremated and their urns are buried at family graves. Open: Dawn to dusk … Continue reading

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