Mock funerals Part of life in South Korea

The mock funerals are part of a “well-dying” trend in South Korea, a sign that the country, once one of the world’s poorest after the devastating 1950-53 Korean War, has grown affluent enough to consider quality-of-life issues. An instructor walks them through their final moments as they each climb into a wooden coffin. South Koreans are dying to find out what death is like.