Buddhist funerals are further divided by denomination. In a word, funerals can be said to have various forms and types of funerals depending on the belief and denomination. And that's not the only funeral form. The shape of the funeral will change depending on the type of funeral home.
As a funeral knowledge to remember, I will talk about the types of funeral homes. The type of funeral home is one of the basic knowledge of funerals that you and your family want to remember.
Home funerals were the mainstream in Japan. A home funeral is a funeral held at the Buddhist altar at home as a funeral venue.
In Japan, this home funeral has been mainly performed for a long time, but in recent years, "it is difficult for many attendees to come to my home" and "I have to take care of cleaning my home and dealing with customers while giving a funeral." "I can't rest because people always ask me together. I'm going to break my body." "The funeral is known to everyone in my neighborhood."
Currently, the mainstream is one of the many types of funeral homes, funerals rented at a funeral hall. According to a survey by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (http://www.meti.go.jp/statistics/toppage/topics/kenkyuShiryo/hokokusho/pdf), renting funeral halls and holding small-scale ceremonies has become the mainstream in recent years. /h24kanmatsusankousiryou.pdf) is also reported. However, even though the mainstream is shifting to renting funeral halls such as funeral halls and offering small and simple funerals, the types of funeral homes are not limited. By knowing the type of funeral home, you should be able to hold a funeral in a style that suits you and your family, without being swept away because it is mainstream.
It is important to know the type of funeral home in order to expand your funeral options.
What kind of funeral home is right for you, what kind of funeral home you should choose to give the funeral you and your family want, and what kind of funeral home you should choose so that you don't feel sorry for the funeral later. Let's understand the advantages and disadvantages of the types of funeral homes.
The five types of funeral homes are "home," "temple," "public funeral home," "private funeral home," and "local government assembly hall." Let's take a closer look at the characteristics of each type of funeral home and its advantages and disadvantages.
Home is a typical type of funeral home. However, as mentioned above, in recent years, funerals have been rented exclusively for funerals, and small-scale funerals have become the mainstream. However, this does not mean that there are no homes that hold funerals at home. Although less than in the past, there are still homes that hold funerals between Buddhist altars at home. In addition, funerals may be held in the hall, and the body may be placed in the Buddhist altar at home.
The advantage is that there is no rental cost for the funeral hall, which accounts for a large proportion of the funeral cost. On the other hand, the disadvantages are that it takes time to clean the house and move things, and it is difficult to hold a funeral in secret in the neighborhood. Among the many types of funeral homes, this venue is not very suitable for family funerals.
It will be a funeral at a temple where the family has become a Dan family, or at a temple where the family is about to enter the Dan family.
Temples are also one of the types of funeral homes, but not all temples can hold funerals. Depending on the temple, it may not be possible to hold a funeral due to space, etc., the Dan family may be prioritized, or only the Dan family may be allowed to use it as a funeral venue. It is necessary to check it carefully.
The advantage is that you can get detailed monk advice on funerals. The funeral schedule also has the advantage of being easy to match because the temple is directly involved. The disadvantages are that there are cases where the date is open before the funeral if there is a legal affair, and if there is a funeral company that is intimate with the monk, there is a possibility that a funeral shop will be designated.
Among the types of funeral homes, those operated by local governments are called public funeral homes.
Funeral homes of private companies and funeral homes are called private funeral homes. This is the most common type of funeral home, and it is this public or private funeral home that many people associate with it as a funeral home. It's easy to think of a funeral hall with names like a funeral hall or a funeral hall.
Since the public funeral home is operated by the local government, it has the advantage that funeral expenses are set low. In addition, it is operated by the local government, and there is a crematorium nearby, so there is an advantage that it is easy to move depending on the venue. However, there is a disadvantage that there are cases where usage conditions are set so that only local residents can use it. It can be said that the disadvantage is that the competition rate is fierce.
Private funeral homes are run by private companies and funeral homes, so they have the disadvantage of being more expensive than public funeral homes. However, the companies and shops that operate them are often funeral professionals, so they have the advantage of receiving professional support.
Recently, many small-scale funerals such as family funerals have been held, so if you do not want to be known to the people around you or if you want to hold a funeral only with your family or some relatives, the funeral home is the funeral home. It is suitable as.
It will be rented as a funeral hall such as a hall existing in the local government and used as a funeral home. It is similar to a public funeral home in the type of funeral home, except that it is not a funeral home.
In today's world of many public and private funeral homes, you may not immediately think of a type of funeral home. Of course, if you can rent a meeting place of the local government, you can use it for a funeral.
The advantages are that the usage fee is low and that it is easy to use if the deceased wants a funeral with a special taste such as dancing or music. The disadvantages are that funeral permits are not always granted and that usage may be restricted based on traffic conditions in the neighborhood and usage of the meetinghouse.
There are different types of funeral homes. There are five types of funeral homes: "home," "temple," "public funeral home," "private funeral home," and "local government assembly hall." In recent years, more and more funerals are held at public and private funeral homes rather than at home or at Bodaiji. Remembering the types of funeral homes expands your options, but I think it is necessary to remember not only the types of funeral homes, but also the characteristics of each and the ceremonial halls that can actually be used nearby.
Think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of funeral home, and choose a place that suits you and your family. Choosing a funeral home is also an important factor in the success of the funeral.