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  fancy paper bungalow
by kenyneo

Favorite thing: Chinese Funeral customs are divided into those following the Taoism rituals or Buddhism rituals. True Buddhism being a simple religion, does not place high importance on rituals. Thus this clourful even could only be of the Taoism side.

What you see below are the paper offerings to the deceased. A nice bungalow house , which comes with a driver , and 2 servants ( see the two cute paper dolls standng in front of the house ? ) and is fully furnished. Complete with DVD player and a Mercedez to boot.

Toaist chinese believes that the deceased will get these offering in the underworld if we burn these offerings and at the same time call the names of the deceased. Yu will see sometimes that wine will be poured around the burning paper house,effigy and equipment to protect those belongings (ensure that other wandering ghost would not snatch those things from our love ones ) . Just like using FedEx or UPS . A guranteed delivery sort of .

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2004
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