Excuse the poor pun of a title, but this survey into purchasing and moving graves by the Japan Stone Products Cooperative Association perhaps needed a little bit of levity on this weighty topic.
I’ve got my family plot bought (here’s a web site with a newspaper article on it, along with rather incongruous adverts), or at least it will be mine after 72 easy monthly installments, and perhaps this summer I may be able to take time to go and visit my future home
Q1: What worries do you have regarding owning a plot?
|Don’t have anyone to bequeath it to||33%|
|Can’t get to look after the plot||28%|
|Getting along with the temple||15%|
|Want to move closer to my plot in the countryside||9%|
|Sharing the plot with my husband for all eternity||5%|
|No particular worries||6%|
Q2: What is important when selecting a plot?
|Close to home||37%|
|Purchase, maintenance fees||24%|
|Trustworthiness of the graveyard management||17%|
|How good the facilities are at the graveyard||10%|
|None of the above||7%|
Q3: What would you most want to discuss regarding a plot?
|Getting an introduction to a graveyard, temple, etc||29%|
|Discussion with religious sects||11%|
|Discussion on gravestone repair, upgrade||5%|
|Discussion on gravestone cleaning||4%|
|None of the above||16%|
During March 2016, 1,435 people considering buying or moving graves completed this survey. No demographic information was presented. Read more on: grave