Funeral services for beloved pets.
While pet cremation services in Japan have diversified in recent years, PET Director Yu Naohara was inspired to create the new temple pet funeral services Annon (お寺のペット葬 安穏), with annon meaning “peace” or “tranquility,” in light of his own experience of grieving a beloved family pet and not feeling like enough care or attention was put into its funeral.
Annon’s services are distinguishable from other current offerings by three main factors:
- A Buddhist priest will conduct exactly the same services for a departed pet as they would for a human
- A memorial movie honoring the departed pet will be made by a professional videographer
- The funeral service will include genuine, pet-exclusive altar fittings