February 21, 2007

tiny offering


Every Chinese business and home will have a place of worship. An altar to ask the gods for wealth, protection and prosperity as well as give thanks by simply burning joss sticks. The more elaborate, the better they believe. Some people place fruits and cakes in front of the deities. However, this is a simple one. I found it hanging outside a small unopened store. I guess it doesn't matter how elaborate altars have to be as long as our prayers are answered.

5 Comments:

Blogger Lisi said...

Like many of other traditions, we are seeing less and less of this kind of altar in HK...but my mom's place still has an elaborate one :-) Happy CNY again Ed!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

You probably got it right Edwin, all that matters is that our prayers are answered. Just try and fold a thousand paper cranes, they say it makes your wish come true! (see my post today)

Anyway, JUST LOVE THIS LITTLE PIECE OF LOCAL CULTURE AND FAITH.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

belle photo, c'est tres beau, tres precis, les couleurs superbes. faut avoir une patience d'enfer pour faire cela.

beautiful photograph, they is very beautiful, very precise, the superb colors. is necessary to have a patience of hell to do that.

7:57 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Nicely done...

12:05 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

some traditions deserve to be observed. some we can do without. thanks for popping by guys :)

3:52 PM  

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