This post is going to break me, but, I wanted to point out a couple of things I noticed. First that, not only are there pictures, but, the turtles’ bowl they were brought home in when they were baby turtles is a part of the offerings. To me that is very sweet and special.
I also didn’t notice the first time that I watched this episode. The headstone is carved into Splinter’s likeness. Which means the turtles and possibly their friends took great care in the whole burial proceeding. They would have had to make that themselves. It shows how truly loved, respected and desperately missed their Sensei/Father will be.
((Please excuse my ignorance, if I may have gotten somethings wrong, as I am not familiar with traditional Japanese burials. If someone has more knowledge and would like to educate me more on it, it will be welcomed and appreciated.))