If you had read the spoof version of Doreamon’s finale, Doraemon didn’t actually died. However, in Thailand, Doraemon actually died and a lady had a funeral for her. WTF
Doraemon Doll Laid to Rest in Elaborate Funeral
A Doraemon doll was laid to rest today in an elaborate Thai Buddhist funeral ceremony that spared no expense and cost the owner of the plush toy 200,000 baht (about $6000 US). Plubplueng Ngamchareon, a 48 year old Thai woman received the Doraemon doll from a Buddhist monk when she was in the hospital being treated for cancer three years ago. After her recovery she began to have dreams where the Doraemon doll would appear to her and give her advice and sometimes lottery numbers. She attributed her recovery, health, good fortune in business and occasional lottery winnings to her Doraemon doll; which she had come to think of as her own child. The doll even went to school! The woman hired someone to bring the doll to school every day where it had its own locker. (Whether or not the doll received good grades is unclear at this time.) In October of 2009, the Doraemon doll visited her dreams once again to say goodbye and told the woman that he was dead. The doll instructed the woman to prepare his funeral. As is tradition, the ‘body’ was laid to rest at the temple for 100 days and the funeral culminated in today’s cremation ceremony which was attended by a hundred people, including his kindergarten classmates.
14 thoughts on “Doraemon’s Funeral”
I guess it is some spiritual creature that helps her in every way. Just that it is time to leave her and go to the light ;p
TianChad: yeah! spiritual creature that lives in Doraemon. I want one!!
Wow.. Was it suppose to be sad in that funeral? Just curious.. :p
Mch, just saw the video. Auntie actually crying!!!!
Hen: aunty sot jooorr
why so morbid wan! doraemon lives forever in my heart ok wtf
aud: hehe yes! he lives in my heart forever toooooooooooo!
this is super creepy
cm: ahahah its weird!
I suggest the woman seek theraphy. Haha!
Huai Bin: wahahah she does!
d woman is obviously siow siow oledi, but notice how many ppl did the funeral ceremony & etc?? even the ‘wor siong’ join in on her craziness. tsk tsk tsk
meifung: hahaha yeah! sot ppl!
in thai buddhism there’s something called Kumanthong…
which direct translation means “golden boy”…
these KMT (acronym) are actually spirit of children that passed away before their time…
physical stuffs such as statues or dolls can be used as “shells” for these “kids”…
in this case, it might be possible that the monk who initially gave her the plush toy might contain spirit of a child…
as about the “kid” dying, probably it could mean that he/she has passed on to the next life (Buddhism believes in karmic law & rebirth)…
but as no further details available i’m no expert at all… i can’t say for sure…