Jul 16, 2022
In General Discussions
In fact, laying flowers at the accident site of the deceased is a behavioral pattern that I have noticed since I came to Japan. It is not clear when Japan started this kind of flower offering, but as long as there are serious casualties or events that shock the whole society, people who feel touched will automatically come to the scene to offer flowers and pray silently, hoping that the deceased can rest in peace. At noon on Sunday, I also went to the place to lay flowers: Nara Kintetsu Yamato and Saidaiji Station. If you want to go to Todaiji Temple, the main sightseeing spot company banner design in Nara, whether it is from Kobe, Osaka or Kyoto, this is a must-stop station. There are many lines gathered here, and there are many people, but when you get off the bus, you don’t feel particularly crowded or noisy. . Immediately after getting off the bus, you can see the person holding the flower, probably also going to present the flower Photo Credit: Author provided Immediately after getting off the bus, you can see the person holding the flower, and it is probably also going to offer flowers to greet them. Then, when you get out of the station and follow the direction of most of the crowd, you can see the scene of the incident and the flower arrangement. It was immediately apparent that the staff were responsible for maintaining order, arranging bouquets and directing traffic. I thought it would be enough to put down the flowers when I arrived at the scene, but I didn't expect that the line of flowers would be endless. There are men, women and children in the team, there are people of all ages, and there are "other foreigners" who see the appearance of Europe and the United States. Although the weather was hot, no one was tired or impatient, and everyone lined up silently in accordance with the order, presenting a quiet atmosphere.