This post was edited by sunnylin01 at 2013-4-24 14:50
Photo taken on March 22, 2011, Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, shows Japan's SDF stood in salute after burying the bodies of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. 12 days after the earthquake, some of the bodies of the earthquake and tsunami are carried here for a mass funeral to allow the deceased to leave with dignity.
This post was edited by satsu_jin at 2013-4-24 16:11
The overwhelming number of victims - not some as you stated - were buried in mass graves and not cremated as it is the tradition. Japan did hurry up the process of burying because of fear of epidemics. Not many got such nice mass grave burials as shown in your picture.