Promoted

This Is An Ad For A Funeral Home

The most beautiful, uplifting ad for a funeral home you will ever see.

This is a trade show ad for the Nishinihon Tenrei funeral home in Tokyo. The life-size human skeleton is made of pressed flowers. From the ad agency press note:

“The March 11th earthquake and tsunami had a traumatic effect on Japan. Issues of life and death, hope and despair, beauty and tragedy became an all too real part of people’s everyday lives. Funerals became a commonplace ordeal as the nation dealt with unprecedented loss. Like most cultures, Japanese funerals are somber events accented with black and white, with any deviation considered inappropriate. For this reason, Japanese funeral home Nishinihon Tenrei approached Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO to create an ad for a trade show that would buck the trend of muted colors so prevalent in the industry.

Meanwhile in soulful America, we get horrible puns on billboards.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Contributions

    Here Are The Top Stories
    • A judge set a $1 million bond for Ray Tensing, who was charged with murder for fatally shooting Samuel Dubose.
    • An ultra-Orthodox man stabbed six people at Jerusalem's gay pride parade today. He has been apprehended.
    • Atlanta police are searching for two white men who were caught on security cameras placing Confederate flags at a historic church.
    Get The News App

    Hot Buzz

    What’s Your All-Time Favourite Quote From “The Simpsons”?

    collection

    Tell Us How You Get Your Kids Ready To Go Back To School

    collection

    Now Buzzing