The Suishoden (Crystal Room) at the Banshoji Buddhist Temple
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Japan's hi-tech Buddhist cemetery

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly visits a new hi-tech Buddhist cemetery in the Japanese city of Nagoya.

The blue lit Suishoden (Crystal Room) in the Banshoji Buddhist Temple contains 2,000 boxes - each can store the ashes of two people.

A lighting system guides visitors to the boxes housing the ashes of their loved ones.

Daito Genyu, the chief priest of Banshoji Temple says the idea was to create a cemetery that could be more acceptable to the modern world.

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  • 20 Nov 2015
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