Shaded by trees, the Zoshigaya cemetery occupies over 10 hectares of land in the Toshima ward and is the final resting place of many famous Japanese writers, artists, leaders and scholars, as well as a few notable Europeans who lived and worked in Japan.
The cemetery was founded in 1874 after burials and cremations were banned in central Tokyo, and, as a non-denominational graveyard, Zoshigaya accepted people of all religions and nationalities.
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