Japanese tombs now come with barcodes

Want to reach out to the dead? In Japan, it’s now possible.

Japanese are now able to keep in touch with their loved ones by using mobile phones to scan bar-coded tombstones and view photos and other information about the deceased.

Ishinokoe, a Japanese tombstone maker, places the codes behind lockable stone doors on the tomb so only relatives with a key can scan them.

According to reports, the idea was to create a tomb that would not just be a site for storing the remains of a person, but a place to honor the deceased.

The tomb stones cost around 1 million yen ($10,000).

(via Weird Asian News)