A Japanese festival called "Shukatsu Festa" has been increasing in popularity in the past several years, this year attracting 5,000 people. "Shukatsu," English translation being "preparing for one's end," is the main idea of the festival, during which people select coffins. Participants try out the coffins of their choice, complete with funeral attire, flowers and optional makeup simulating the skin tone of a corpse. At that point, these death adventurers are photographed, so they have an idea of how they may appear at their funeral. Some choose to have the coffin lid lowered while they lie inside, to seal the deal.
What, no gory scar makeup? Read more here. Image Credit: Miako Ichikawa/Asahi.
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