Two men stood in front of an incinerator

incinerator and two men

Shot at Kaiji Wumiao, a mausoleum dedicated to Guan Yu in Tainan, Taiwan

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In a corner of the narrow precinct, an incinerator was installed. It was common to see such incinerator when I came to any temple in Taiwan. Two men were working there. And I could see the fire inside of the incinerator.

They kept feeding many yellow papers to the flames. The papers were Joss paper, also known as ghost money. By being burnt, people offered the money to their ancestors who were in another world. Money was necessary also beyond the grave. Both the worlds were moneyed societies.

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PHOTO DATA

No

9993

Shooting Date

Sep 2016

Posted On

January 5, 2017

Modified On

January 16, 2020

Place

Tainan, Taiwan

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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