This is a true, Japanese-style hearse (called Miyagata Reikyusha - 宮型霊柩車), and uses traditional Japanese architectural and shrine-building techniques in its construction and decoration. I should also point out the vehicle is in private ownership, and not in use as a hearse.
I've set myself an ambitious target, and that is to unearth all of Japan's rusting, nostalgic gems. It's not going to be easy. They're shy creatures and prefer to remain hidden. And, limited time and funds mean they're likely to stay that way, which would be not cool!<More>