Nōkanshi

A nōkanshi (納棺師) or yukanshi (湯灌師) is a Japanese ritual mortician. Japanese funerals are highly ritualized affairs which are generally-though not always-conducted in accordance with Buddhist rites. In preparation for the funeral, the body is washed and the orifices are blocked with cotton or gauze.

Carsten Goertz
Source: Nōkanshi
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