• Short Summary

    ANIMAL-LOVERS THE WORLD OVER REPAY THE FRIENDSHIP OF THEIR PETS WITH AFFECTIONATE CARE.MOST HAVE FOND?

  • Description

    ANIMAL-LOVERS THE WORLD OVER REPAY THE FRIENDSHIP OF THEIR PETS WITH AFFECTIONATE CARE.MOST HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF A FAVOURITE DOG, CAT, BIRD OR OTHER HOUSEHOLD PET.IN JAPAN, THESE MEMORIES ARE KEPT ALIVE AND CARE FOR A PET IS CONTINUED LONG AFTER THE ANIMAL IS BURIED.

    THE SPRING AND AUTUMN EQUINOX ARE BOTH DAYS WHEN THE JAPANESE TRADITIONALLY VISIT THEIR FAMILY CEMETERIES TO TEND THE GRAVES AND PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THEIR ANCESTORS.AT A LARGE PET CEMETERY IN TOKYO, MANY PERSONS TURN OUT ON THESE OCCASIONS TO VISIT THE GRAVES OF THEIR PETS.

    IN KEEPING WITH BUDDHIST RITUAL, INCENSE IS BURNED AND FRESH FLOWERS AND FOOD ARE PLACED ON THE GRAVES.MANY PERSONS HAVE ACQUIRED NEW PETS SINCE THEIR OLD ONE DIED, AND THEY ARE BROUGHT TO THE CEMETERY...AS SOMEWHAT BORED SPECTATORS.USING A LONG-HANDLED DIPPER, WATER IS POURED OVER THE GRAVE AND OVER THE WOODEN POST OR TABLET ON WHICH THE PET'S NAME IS INSCRIBED, IN A RITUAL OF PURIFICATION.

    A TRAY OF THE DEPARTED PET'S FAVOURITE FOOD, AND A PAN OF WATER OR MILK IS PLACED ON THE GRAVE, BESIDE THE INCENSE AND FLOWERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98NCLPO6KMZA75WJKAAJINI2M
    Media URN:
    VLVA98NCLPO6KMZA75WJKAAJINI2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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