Final Respite

This is Yanaka Cemetery in Tokyo, home to over 7,000 grave sites.

Japan - cemetery 2

The cemetery was established in 1872, but the grounds were once part of the much older Buddhist Tennō-ji Temple.

Japan - cemetery 3

A peaceful bastion for both the dead and the living, Yanaka is an isolated corner hidden beneath the ceaseless clamor of the surrounding city.

Japan - cemetery hole

Photographs copyright Mike Yost 2015

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