Natural burial Japan

Boret, S. 2017

‘Agency and the personalization of the grave in Japan’, in S.P. Boret, S.O. Long and S. Kan (eds) Death in the Early 21st Century: Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites, Palgrave Macmillan, 217-254.

Boret, S. 2012

‘An anthropological study of a Japanese tree burial: environment, kinship and death’, in H. Suzuki (ed.) Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan, London: Routledge, 177-201.

Boret, S. 2014

Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death, Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.


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