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Image of death: similarity between Mexican and Japanese mind

“Just saw Obon ceremony, and I felt it’s similar to Mexican’s “día de los muertos” , I mean, they both don’t show tragic emotion. It’s completely different from the feeling of death in Europe. ”

I got inspiration from what a German guy said as above, at a cafe in Nara (you’ll have great espresso there.) That was exactly the same opinion as I had when I lived in Mexico 12 years ago, and during the funeral of my great-grandma.

I appreciate him to remind me and share the idea, and I would like to write about “death”, the difference of feeling among Japan, Mexico and Europe, before forgetting it again.

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