BEDSIDE SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
AFTER A DEATH OCCURS, NOTIFY:
Relatives, Close Friends, and others. 1. These individuals should be notified immediately so that arrangements can be made for the pillow/bedside service (MAKURA-GYO) and funeral arrangements. The MAKURA-GYO is a service that is traditionally performed immediately following death. This service may take place at the bedside or in a immediate area. If this is not convenient because of time or location of family members, the Minister may arrange for a more convenient time and perform the service at the mortuary.