Sunday, January 01, 2006

Here's a typical Taiwanese funeral in progress. A tent or temporary room is normally set up on the road outside the place of the deceased's residence. The different colours on the tops of the strange outfits signify the relation to the deceased, I have been told. If you've never seen one, these funerals can look really freaky, as they are often accompanied by weird music and rituals.

4 comments:

Monique said...

Happy New Years to you!

Louise said...

Do you know it's rude to take this pic?

RoG said...

Thanks moni, Happy New Year to you too! How did you find my blog, by the way?

RoG said...

Thanks for commenting louise, and yes, I'm aware that this is a bit rude. I was quite discreet when I took it though, and since none of those who attended are ever likely to view this photo (and are unidentifiable anyway,) I figured it would be OK to put this up. The main purpose of this blog is to share my experiences and the sights and sounds of Taiwan with those who have never been here, so this photo was taken in the spirit of celebrating culture and what makes Taiwan so unique. Anyway, if anyone else feels very strongly about it, I'll consider removing it. But, thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts :)