Monday, January 4, 2010
Walking through pretty things
Funeral tent, pre-funeral. The tents are set up outside of the home of the deceased. The music and prayer filled ceremony can last for several days, 24 hours a day, until the day on the Chinese calender that the dead can be buried. They are then buried in a shallow grave, until the another special day on the Chinese calender when they can be exhumed. Their remains are placed an urn and set up around an indoor home altar or an outdoor shrine. Our agent's friend volunteers as an exume-er in the Yunlin county cemeteries.
Inside one of the shrine rooms of the oldest Matzu Temple, Tienhou, in Lugang.
Central altar in a huge and newer Beigang temple
- The fields are many many
- Another Old Man
- Guo Nian
- Most Extraordinary Piece of Fraud
- Tell me about your favorite movie.
- Another Shoe
- Usual Niceties
- The younger man
- Old man, tea party
- Starting New Chapters
- Walking through pretty things
- Bingo at the Huwei Nightmarket
- a thousand moons on a thousand rivers
- Bicycle Places: Beigang, and west toward the sea
- Things along my usual figure eights
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