In Japan, Old Robot Dogs Get A Buddhist Send-Off

Source: NPR
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Anyone who has ever owned a dog – or any pet, for that matter – can tell you how difficult that last day is.

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And so it must have been for the owners of 114 Sony Aibo robotic dogs whose beloved pets were given a Buddhist send-off last week at a ceremony at Japan’s 450-year-old Kofukuji Temple.

The Japan Times reports: “In some respects, it was a funeral like any other in Japan, with incense smoke wafting as a priest chanted a sutra, praying for the peaceful transition of the souls of the departed.”

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