Each Altar Had Its Own Worshippers

Worshipper in TOASEBIO
Shot at Toasebio, a Chinese temple in Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

Altars were set up here and there in the hall in Toasebio and worshippers prayed at every altar

The inside of the main hall of TOASEBIO, a Chinese temple in Jakarta was a bit of a mess. There are many altars set up here and there, each enshrining a different deity. Whenever I visit Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, I always think that in Chinese temples, the idea of building another temple because the number of gods has increased does not seem to be the case. They may think that as the number of deities increases, the quality of the temple rises in proportion.

The candles were also placed between the altar and the altar, so unexpectedly there was no space in the halls. While I was going the narrow passage, some visitors appeared and started to pay their respects.

As I looked out of the way of worship, one congregation coming, one coming, no one hesitated as they made their way to the altar. They didn't seem to be confused about which altar to visit. The locals seem to know exactly where the deities that they should visit were located. With so many altars set up, I have no idea where to go to pray, but the locals know where to pray if they want to get the blessings.

JP

Where is TOASEBIO in Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11558

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

June 8, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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