Ancestor Worship

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    The first thing we must do on arriving at my gran's house at the beginning of a trip - and the last thing before leaving - is to pray to our ancestors and to Kun Lam, the Goddess of Mercy. This involves bowing before a shrine with three lit sticks of incense, which we then place in the shrine while my gran recites prayers. Here, she stands with some lit incense while my sister and I move around the several little shrines in her house.

    Hong Kong, 2012.

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    1. Austin Rea 75 months ago | reply

      Very very nice!

    2. paperingasmile 75 months ago | reply

      such beauty in this ritual...

    3. guyinbostonma 75 months ago | reply

      Some of your most moving and beautiful images come from the time you spend in Hong Kong. I am glad your there

    4. p h a r a o h 75 months ago | reply

      love the skin texture

    5. kross_edd [deleted] 75 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot

    6. Omiso 75 months ago | reply

      like a painting.. cool

    7. northmen [deleted] 75 months ago | reply


    8. beribel 75 months ago | reply

      beautiful colours

    9. JdhunterEsq 75 months ago | reply

      Did you get through to Carine's ancestors on Byres Road?

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