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Alfred Eisenstaedt1946

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

Three repatriate fathers of children who died on the journey, sorting teeth and bones from ashes of funeral pyre. Using chopsticks, ashes are placed in small wooden boxes and will later be transferred to urns and enshrined with family ancestors at end of journey home.

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  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Hario, Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Burials, Postwar, Cremation, Japan, Displaced Persons, Vintage Print, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_750547
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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