Today when my girlfriend and I went out to go to the grocery store, we came upon a large, intense ceremony at a nearby Buddhist temple. Unimaginable quantities of fireworks and piles of burning joss paper everywhere made for plenty of smoke. The woman seen here was one of several dancing in a state of trance. The intensity of the religious experience here is often well beyond what I've ever seen back in the US. There are temples and shrines everywhere, tons of stores with immense stockpiles of incense, joss paper, and other devotional items, and a great deal of highly-visible religious practice.