Against the backdrop of the declining birthrate, it is said that the number of families who do not have a grave is increasing because it is difficult to maintain and manage graves built in cemeteries. Under these circumstances, new services that utilize digital technology are spreading.
Last month, an IT company in Kawasaki City launched a service that uses new technology to permanently store photos and videos of deceased people in a digital space resembling a grave.
When you scan the dedicated QR code, you will be introduced to an episode that conveys your personality along with the image of the deceased and the name of the commandment.
The company also expects QR codes to be installed in temples and cemetery ossuaries.
Tetsuo Fujisawa, CEO of an IT company, says, "I think it is a new grave that allows us to leave the thoughts of our ancestors in a virtual space as graves continue to be separated."
In addition, the cemetery in Shingu Town, Fukuoka Prefecture, provides a service that collectively manages the bones in a huge tomb in the shape of a front and rear circle.
Last year, we recruited 1200,1000 people, and since more than 8,<> people have already been contracted, we plan to sell more soon.
About <>% of the contracts are made during life, so it is said that the number of people who want to reduce the burden on their children and grandchildren at the cemetery is increasing.
In addition, major Buddhist altar manufacturers say that the demand for modern and small Buddhist altars that can be placed in the living room is increasing due to the increasing number of families offering their services at home without having a grave, and new services and products are spreading.