Itojun's Night Ceremony (Tsuya) and Funeral information

Night Ceremony and Funeral

Rest in peace, itojun.
Note: no one in the staff of the funeral hall speaks English; they cannot handle questions in English even if you directly call them. For those who have no idea about how to get to the funeral hall, we have prepared a brief direction from the nearest station, Ryutsu Center. To Ryutsu Center, you can take the monorail from Hamamatsucho. Ryutsu Center is the third station (taking about 10 minutes). For more information of timetable and fare, see this page of Tokyo Monorail. And another information page of the funeral hall in Tokyo explains more detailed direction in Japanese. We just put it into the web translation service of the babelfish. The result is here. We hope it would be helpful for you.

What is "Tsuya" and how you can act.

It is held the night before the funeral. Traditionally, relatives and very close friends spend the last night with the person to be mourned to keep incense burning all night. Today it is commonly acceptable for anyone who cannot attend the funeral to attend the Tsuya instead. Usually, mourners wear black, and men wear black neckties. And they bring condolence money for a funeral. New bills are not recommended. There will be special box at the entrance to the funeral site for you to place an envelope containing money in. People generally write expressions of condolence in Chinese characters on the envelope, but a foreigner may wish to write simple words of condolence on a note inside the envelope, and then on the outside write their name and address.

Prof. Jun Murai's address

From: Jun Murai
Subject: [wide 41495] Regarding Itojun (English version)
Date: 2007-10-31 18:31:49:JST

Dear WIDE Members,
I am regretful to pass along the sad news that Itojun (Dr. Junichiro
Hagino) passed away on October 29, 2007. He was 37 years old. The WIDE
community would like to send our condolences to his family and friends.

Itojun has been an important member of the WIDE community, making
numerous worldwide contributions in the field of network computing,
especially on KAME/IPv6 and the Internet protocol area. He has had an
important influence on each of our experiences in the WIDE project,
IETF, and on the Internet community.  We will miss him terribly.

The family is planning a memorial service at Rinkai Saijo (Tokyo, Japan on November 6th from
6:00pm, and a funeral service the following day on November 7th from
11:00am.  We have received warm requests from many wishing if they can
be of any help.  We are presently coordinating efforts with Itojun's
family to see how we may be of assistance during this difficult time. On
behalf of the Internet community we will be arranging for flowers to be
sent, but as many of Itojun's close colleagues may be overseas, we
understand it may be difficult to attend or arrange for flowers from
abroad. As an alternative suggestion we would like to accept warm
messages to the family and/or memorable events with Itojun that you may
want to share. We will deliver these messages to Itojun at the memorial
and funeral service. Please send these messages to

Our deepest sympathies are with Itojun's family for this loss.  As a
community, I hope we can come together and support one another in fondly
remembering Itojun.

Jun Murai
On behalf of WIDE Project

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