Hofu City Crematorium by Shunmyo Masuno

Shunmyo Masuno Spotlights The Yukyu En Hofu City Crematorium

Shunmyo Masuno, the creator of the awarded work Hofu City Crematorium by Shunmyo Masuno demonstrates, “Yukyu En”, Garden of Eternity, consists of six gardens. Each plays a unique role in the process of saying goodbye to a loved one. The main garden is a modern kare-sansui viewing garden named “Tabidachi no iwa”, Garden for Setting Off on a Journey. The front part represents the present life, while the rare part, which features a single tree among the rocks and gravels, is the afterlife. The white sand that connects two parts represents the mythical river, where the dead move to the afterlife. Another garden, which reflects the changing sky in the pool, reminds the transience of life..

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