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- n. A person whose profession is to prepare the body of a deceased person and place it in a coffin, especially in a ceremonial or ritualistic manner.
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He finds a job as an "encoffiner," one who conducts the ritual of preparing a dead body for burial, but fails to tell his wife precisely what he is doing because he fears her disapproval.
Q: When Daigo's wife and friends find out that he's an encoffiner, they reject him and deem him "unclean."
But overall, in terms of technically, I needed to accomplish two things: I needed to be able to perform on the cello as though I looked like a professional performer, and I also spent about two months apprenticing with an encoffiner because I needed to look like a professional at [that].
While the family and friends of the deceased watch silently, the encoffiner uses elaborate gestures that might be those of a magician or a sommelier to wash and dress the body, yet does it all with exquisite tenderness.
Answering a job ad headed "departures," Daigo thinks he's going to work for a travel agency but instead finds himself instantly hired as an "encoffiner."
But it's "Departures" with a capital "D," not a small "d" and the job is encoffiner, a person who performs ceremonial washing, dressing and placing of the deceased into a coffin in the presence of the bereaved.
Whether serving as an encoffiner or standing guard at a crematorium, characters in