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The Aishoden Funeral Home's New Service is for Mouners with Limited Mobility

 - Apr 4, 2018
References: japantimes.co.jp & qz
In order to accommodate seniors and others with limited mobility, the Aishoden funeral home created a type of drive-thru service that allows them to pay their respects without having to get out of their cars.

Reportedly, the drive-thru funeral service is the very first of its kind in Japan, and is said to come in response to an aging population that is keen to take part in traditional customs, but may not have the ability to do so because of physical limitations. The service works by allowing mourners to drive up to a window where a receptionist is waiting with a device, which they input their their names and addresses into. Once this is done, they can give the receptionist their condolence offering and incense (commonly used in Buddhist funerals).

Names and pictures of those who stopped by the drive-thru service are shown on monitors inside, allowing others to appreciate their presence.