A growing number of people are taking photos of deceased family members or friends during funeral services. In July last year, Akiko Deguchi, a funeral planner, saw a surprising scene at a funeral ceremony held at a Yokohama funeral hall — five to six attendees were taking photos of the deceased person’s face on their mobile phone cameras shortly before the lid was placed on the coffin.
Deguchi wondered whether to stop them, but chose not to do so because the bereaved family did not complain about it. She saw a similar scene at another funeral she attended the following month.
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