Koya-san Corporate Monuments

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We leave the cemetery by the “corporate monuments path,” along which major corporations have built monuments for the spiritual benefit of their workers (and also possibly for the advertising value.)



The UCC coffee company has an elaborate structure.
UCC Coffee Monument

A drug company put up a monument for the souls of the experimental animals.
Drug Company Monument

Experimental Animals

The Nissan monument has a sort of Soviet look.
Nissan Monument

Sharp’s monument features a mirror-like granite slab that may be intended to suggest a flat-screen television.
Sharp Monument

This company got away with a fairly tacky design by claiming it is the modern version of the traditional Buddhist 5-story pagoda.
Rocket Monument

Monks Leaving the Cemetery

All Entries For This Trip.