The 2011 Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo & Conference (AFE) is currently held in Hong Kong with the participation of over 100 of exhibitors from 13 countries. Some “interesting” stuff here, image via Sohu [Cn]…
Coffins designed by an Australian firm
Little coffin “souvenirs”
“Gemstones” made from bone ashes, by a Korean company
DNA necklace, made in Hong Kong
“Age shroud” (寿衣, loose translation), worn by a deceased. It’s a popular gift in the old days for Chinese elders, supposed to bring health and longevity…
Another kind of cemetery stone
When I was in high school I had seriously thought of venturing into this business. Many Asians see this industry as a taboo, but I always felt that it’s an honourable job – to give the decease a proper departure, and to help out the family in grief. I wasn’t sure how to start a biz like that and got into university instead. The end.