For some people in Japan, they won't have to get out of their car to pay respects to the dearly departed. A funeral home operator in Nagano is planning on installing a drive-thru window.
Mourners will pull up to a window where they can sign their name on a touch screen and hand over customary condolence money. They will also have the option to use an "electronic incense-burning device." The drive-thru isn't meant for the lazy, though. The funeral home director explains the service is primarily aimed at people who may lack or have limited mobility due to old age or a physical disability.
“I’ve been in this business for a while and have seen how burdensome attending funerals can be for old folks in wheelchairs,” Masao Ogiwara says. “The new service will allow those who would otherwise stay home go out and bid farewell to friends and family.”
- ONE MORE THING! The drive-thru funeral home isn't a new idea. Mourners in Michigan, California, Arkansas, Chicago and Memphis all have similar options.
Source: New York Post