The cost of purchasing a grave varies greatly depending on the area, stone material, and contractor. However, once you buy a grave, that is not enough.
You also need to know the cost of maintenance and management after purchase or succession. Why don't you think about what it means to maintain a grave?
The management cost of the graveyard corresponds to the common service cost in condominiums, for example.
It is the cost of common areas and shared services, not the maintenance of individual graves.
Water charges used to clean the grave, disposal fees for garbage generated when visiting the grave (recently, it seems that people are often asked to bring their own garbage), and clean common passages, toilets, and rest areas. It is used for the cost of doing work, the cost of common buckets, cassottes and tubs, and the labor cost of the staff who work.
It is important to note that just because you pay the management fee does not mean that you will be asked to maintain the individual graves (cleaning, weeding, etc.).
There are three main types of graveyards. They are "Public Reien", "Private Reien" and "Temple Cemetery".
A "public reien" is a graveyard run by a local government. As it is publicly owned, the management cost is relatively low, and the market price is said to be around 1,000 to 10,000 yen per year.
A "private reien" is a graveyard run by a public interest corporation or a religious corporation. The market price of management fee is about 4000 yen to 15,000 yen per year.
Comparing public reiens and private reiens, the market price of management fees is slightly higher in private reiens, but it seems that the service is thicker because there are places to undertake legal arrangements.
A "temple graveyard" is a graveyard run by a temple. The management fee is often called the Goji membership fee, and the market price is said to be 10,000 to 20,000 yen per year, but it seems to vary greatly depending on the relationship with the temple.
In addition to the management fee, it costs more than other reiens, such as donations and donations to events about twice a year, but it is based on the Danke system, so it may be safe in that sense. ..
In recent years, an increasing number of people have lived far away from the area where the grave is located and are having difficulty visiting the grave.
If you are still a successor, you still have to pay the management fee. I often hear that if you forget it, you will be surprised when you receive an invoice.
If you pay at that point, there should be no problem, but what if you leave it as it is, that is, if you delinquent the management fee? Although it depends on the rules of each graveyard, the law on graveyards requires that the permanent use right be revoked if the management fee is delinquent for 3 to 5 years.
By delinquent management fees, the permanent use right is revoked, and as a result, the buried bones are enshrined, the tombstones are removed, and they are sold to another person.
Of course, the economic situation and circumstances vary from person to person, but we want to avoid such situations.
In addition, since the temple graveyard is premised on being the Danish family of the temple, there is a balance with other relatives, and it may affect the legal affairs.
If you are in trouble, it may offer a solution or a compromise, so it is a good idea to tell the temple honestly.
In addition to purchasing a new grave, it may be inherited. Since the grave is a ritual property, there is no inheritance tax.
In addition, there is only one person to inherit because it cannot be divided and inherited. While the successor has the right to make decisions regarding graves and bones, he also has obligations such as maintenance and legal affairs.
The cost of succession depends on the graveyard as well as the management fee. As a name change fee, the market price is several hundred yen to 3,000 yen for public reiens and 5,000 to 10,000 yen for private reiens.
However, most of the procedures require a copy of your family register or a seal stamp certificate, so keep in mind the cost of obtaining those documents.
On the other hand, in temple graveyards, the funeral offering when the holder dies may include a name change fee, or in addition to the name change fee separate from the funeral offering, a separate offering may be wrapped. The current situation is that it cannot be shown in the market price.
You have to contact the temple directly or ask the funeral company that performed the funeral to ask you.
Maintaining a grave can be said to mean visiting the grave as it is.
Therefore, if you live far away, you must also consider transportation costs. If you go by car, you will need to pay for gasoline and highways, and for public transportation, you will need to pay for trains, planes, and the number of family members.
If you cannot make a round trip on a day trip, you will be charged for accommodation. Even if it is not frequent, it costs a certain amount of money, so it seems that some households include it in their homecoming expenses and save it monthly.
You will also need to purchase incense sticks, flowers, and offerings, although this is not a large amount. From a hardware perspective, it's not the only thing that should be paid to the graveyard to maintain the grave.
As mentioned above, graveyard operators generally do not maintain individual graves at the management cost. Once built, a grave doesn't break so easily, but it's not a good idea to leave it alone.
If you do not clean or weed, the grave will be damaged more quickly and the grave next to you will be inconvenienced. Visit the grave and clean the grave at least once a year.
In addition to this, if you call a temple and ask for a sutra, be prepared to give it.
Unlike ordinary food, daily necessities, and education, it is difficult to realize the cost of maintaining and managing a grave that is not always close to you.
But if you have a grave, it's a necessary expense. The grave is the heart of the family.
Your ancestors will not get angry because they neglected to visit the graves and graves, but visiting the Obon festival, the equinoctial week, and the milestones of life may make you feel better.
I want to remember to thank my ancestors and report on my current situation.