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Types of graves | Advantages and disadvantages of each

There are various types of graves.

Here, let's introduce the types of graves and their advantages and disadvantages.

Type of grave

Broadly speaking, graves are basically divided into four types: public graveyards, private graveyards, communal graveyards, and permanent memorial graves.

In addition, as lifestyles have changed in recent years, you can choose from a variety of memorial services such as bone-cutting and tree burial.

Public graveyard

Public graveyards are operated and managed by local governments such as municipalities and prefectures.

As a merit,

Since it is operated by a local government, there is a sense of security in permanence.
In many cases, management costs and permanent usage fees are relatively low.
You can freely choose a stone dealer
There are no religious restrictions such as denominations or denominations

That can be mentioned.

On the other hand, as a disadvantage

The reception period is limited due to irregular recruitment, and you cannot purchase unless you win.
Recruitment area is limited and may not be built wherever you like
In many cases, the size and shape of the grave are fixed.
As a condition when applying, there are restrictions such as the presence or absence of ashes and the location of the resident's card.

That can be mentioned.

Private cemetery

Private graveyards are operated and managed by private companies that have been entrusted with operations by religious corporations, foundations, public interest corporations, and incorporated associations.

As a merit,

There are not many restrictions on who can buy it, and in many cases it does not matter what denomination or denomination, so there is no need to worry about the conditions when choosing.
You can choose the location and size of the lot and the design of the tombstone relatively freely.
In many cases, the facilities and parking lots of the memorial service are substantial.
Can be purchased before death

That can be mentioned.

On the other hand, as a disadvantage

Buyers cannot choose a stone dealer
Management fee and permanent usage fee may be a little higher than the public graveyard
Tombs in good condition are sold immediately, so you may not be able to buy the place you want.
Depending on the graveyard, there may be differences in terms of management and management stability.

That can be mentioned.

Temple graveyard

The temple graveyard is a graveyard only for the Dan family, which is managed and operated by the temple, and is mostly located near or within the temple grounds.

As a merit,

By becoming a temple house, you can consult about funerals, memorial services, and memorial services, so you can rest assured.
In many cases, they will provide a permanent memorial service when there is no successor.

That can be mentioned.

On the other hand, as a disadvantage

If you want to buy a tomb for that temple denomination, you need to match it
You may be required to donate as a Danish family in order to participate in temple activities / events and maintain the temple.
Less freedom for tombstone design
There are cases where the temple side specifies a stone dealer, and there are few cases where you can freely choose a stone dealer.

That can be mentioned.

Communal graveyard

A communal graveyard is something other than the graveyard form introduced earlier, and is a graveyard that was created before the law on graveyards was passed by several households, and is managed and operated by a small community group. Is what you are doing.

Currently, it is not possible to freely create a communal graveyard.

As a merit,

The graveyard fee is relatively cheap
If the land readjustment is done in the graveyard, or if the graveyard is moved for some reason and there is surplus land, it may be possible to purchase it with the permission of the administrator.
Cemetery rules are relatively loose compared to other graveyards

That can be mentioned.

On the other hand, as a disadvantage

Basically, it is difficult to purchase a new one because it cannot be expanded.
Facilities may be inferior to other graveyards
You need to make all the arrangements for the priest and manage the memorial services and affairs yourself.

That can be mentioned.

Eternal memorial tomb

Eternal memorial tombs are graveyards managed and operated by temples, and are often located near or within the precincts of the temple.

As a merit,

There are no restrictions such as religious denominations or denominations
Management costs and permanent usage fees are often low
Can be purchased before death
If you pay the set, you don't need to pay for the donation or management.
You can have a permanent memorial service even if there is no successor

On the other hand, as a disadvantage

I can't get the ashes returned
Due to limited space, burial cannot be done anywhere
Basically, it cannot be expanded, so if you want to bury multiple bodies additionally, you will need to purchase a new one.

That can be mentioned.

The advantages and disadvantages of such a graveyard may differ depending on the area.

Therefore, please check with each graveyard for details.

Other style graves

In recent years, the idea of ​​putting bones in a grave is changing depending on the circumstances of the funeral.

There are various grave styles, such as "Osu-do" where the ashes are placed in an urn and placed in an urn, and "Tree burial" which is eco-friendly and does not build gravestones.

When choosing a grave, refer to the advantages and disadvantages of graves as introduced here.