|Budget Amount *help
¥2,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
The aim of this study was to investigate current preferences concering memorial style and to look at the infrastructure required to support these preferences, bearing in mind the rapid increase in our aging population and the influence of changing values in Japan.
A verbal questionnaire was conducted to assess the current status of local government memorial facilities, using memorial parks as a representative memorial facilities. Activities at memorials parks were also analyzed in order to predict future trends. The preferred facilities were examined and, based on the results obtained, future trends were predicted. The results were then verified with various groups.
In the context of the reorganization of memorial facilities, it is clear that local governments are concerned mainly with "memorial parks" but feel that this presents limitations and they are therefore seeking alternatives (chapter 3, Trends in, and current status of, the reorganization of memorial facilities in the Metropolitan area). we also investigated new ideas put forward by those involved in the construction of memorial parks and by those who visit graves in memorial parks, from the viewpoint of predicting future trends, using the results of the questionnaire (Chapter 4, New directions and ideas for future memorial perks).
Furthermore, we investigated the restructuring of memorial facilities based on the actual examples in which we were directly involved, one of which is described in Chapter 5 which is titled, Development of memorial facilities observed in the construction of crematoriums, and another is described in Chapter 6 which is titled, A plan for the redevelopment of a memorial park and crematorium, Chapter 7 which is titled, Monuments as memorial facilities, was added as one example of possible future memorial styles.