Recruitment of volunteers for Odaiba and Shiokaze Park to clean up the sea where the deceased sleeps in order to protect the sea grave
Houseboat Club Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, President and COO: Masatoshi Akabane, hereinafter referred to as “our company”), whose main business is the ocean scattering “Blue Ocean Ceremony”, announced that on January 20, 2023, our staff We are also soliciting the participation of the bereaved families and the general public who have carried out ocean scattering at our company in the past, and we will carry out cleaning activities at Shiokaze Park.
■ Efforts for SDGs – To make “ocean scattering” that returns to nature more environmentally friendly
The ocean scattering service provided by our company is also called “natural burial” and is a memorial service method that returns the remains of the deceased to the vast sea. Since our founding in 2007, we have carried out marine scattering in the seas of various parts of Japan that are related to the deceased and bereaved families, and by August 2022, the cumulative number of cases reached 4,000. As a company that rents a place called the “sea” in our daily activities, I feel that it is especially necessary to work seriously on “14. Let’s protect the abundance of the sea” among the 17 goals indicated by the SDGs. .
Before scattering the ashes, we will detoxify the harmful chemical substances adhering to the ashes using chemicals specified by the Japan Marine Scattering Association. In addition, regarding the flowers that are offered to the sea along with the ashes, we are working to provide eco-flowers that dissolve in water, which have a lower environmental impact, and to conduct regular sea cleaning activities.
■ Visiting a grave = the sea. Planning a beautification activity around the sea where the deceased sleeps
For the bereaved families who performed ocean scattering, visiting the sea is an alternative to visiting graves. “I want to clean the sea where the precious deceased sleeps!” With this in mind, we have been regularly cleaning up the seawalls around Tokyo Bay since our founding.
Cleanup activities in the past
Since the corona crisis, it has become difficult to operate, and the event was temporarily suspended, but we will resume the activity in a form that makes it easier for everyone to participate. This time, we plan to clean up Shiokaze Park in Odaiba, which faces Tokyo Bay and is adjacent to the Tokyo International Terminal and the Museum of Maritime Science. For the cleaning activities of this place, which is also the route of the Tokyo Bay Ashes Scattering Cruise, we will accept participation from the general public as well as those who have carried out ocean scattering at our company so far.
Date: January 20, 2023 (Friday) 13:00-14:00 scheduled to end Location: Shiokaze Park (1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) Participation fee: Free
* We will prepare tools such as tongs, work gloves, garbage bags, etc. Participation method: Please contact us by phone
◆Please wear clothes that are easy to move in.
◆In the case of rain, there is a possibility that it will be canceled ==========
Our company has been cleaning up the seawall and the coast under the slogan of “cleaning the sea where the deceased sleeps”. In recent years, we have mainly been picking up litter from the coast, but it will be the first time in two years that we will be doing it together with customers, partly due to the impact of the corona crisis. In the future, we expect that the option of scattering ashes at sea will spread to more people, so we believe that it is our mission to contribute to environmental conservation so that the sea can be kept clean at all times.
Houseboat Club Co., Ltd. President and COO Masato Akabane
Houseboat Club Co., Ltd.
Since its founding in 2007, it has continued to grow as a frontrunner in marine ashes, centered on the marine ashes business “Blue Ocean Ceremony” and based on the concept of “going to the sea at the end – an option to return to nature”. In 2012, Masumi Murata, Chairman and CEO of our company, was involved in the establishment of the Japan Marine Ashes Scattering Association. We are working to help those who wish to have their ashes scattered. On February 1, 2022, we will take over the farewell party production business “Story” of Kamakura Shinsho Co., Ltd. and strive to spread new “farewell parties / remembrance parties” as a funeral production company.
[Established] February 15, 2007
[Representative] Chairman and CEO Masumi Murata
President and COO Masato Akabane
[Address] 3rd floor, Lead Sea Sumiyoshi Building, 1-16-13 Sumiyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
[Employees] 18 (as of December 2022)
 Planning and operation of ceremonies using steamships and various cruises  End-of-life support and consultation services
 Planning and operation of various events related to life ending [URL] https://hbclub.co.jp/
-About Houseboat Club SDGs- https://blueoceanceremony.jp/sdgs/ Since its founding in 2007, Houseboat Club has continued to be involved with the “sea” through funerals.
As a business operator who should feel more familiar with the words of the SDGs, “Let’s protect the ocean,” we will communicate the importance of the ocean through our business and work to solve problems.
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