Ancient tomb showing hole in door for Spirit

Ancient Tomb Showing Hole in Door for Spirit

Slide No. 29

This picture shows an old tomb in the country. Here probably lie the bones of many generations. After death, the body is placed in the tomb in a coffin of wood. The door is closed and plastered up, leaving a small hole for the spirit to go in and out. Unless another death occurs in the family, the tomb is not opened for three years or even more. Then it is opened and the women of the family take the remains and wash the bones in shochu - strong rice whiskey.



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