Memorial rite on the second death anniversary

The ancestral memorial rite held on the second death anniversary of an ancestorLiterally meaning “ex

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Book of a Thousand Characters by a Thousand People

A book of a thousand Chinese characters, each written by a different person as a prayer for the heal

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Hemp cloth banner

A hemp cloth hung upon a long bamboo pole and used as a banner carried before a funeral bier at the

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Coming-of-age ceremony for boys

The coming-of-age ceremony for male members of the Korean society in the past to celebrate their rea

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Funeral bier ornaments

Various objects used to adorn a bier or the paintings on the bier.Sangyeo, or the funeral bier, cons

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Lit. one hundredth day after birth

The one hundredth day after a child’s birth, or a family party celebrating that day.The term baegil

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Ancestral tablet enshrinement rite

A memorial rite held when an ancestral tablet is placed in the family shrine.Gilje is the last of th

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Document of the groom’s horoscopic data

A document containing the would-be groom’s horoscopic data, the hour, day, month, and year of his bi

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Temporary spirit tablet

Temporary spirit tablet of a deceased person made of white fabric for use at funeral rites before th

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Bridal palanquin

A palanquin to take the bride to the groom’s home after the wedding ceremony. A mode of transport, t

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Bride’s post-wedding journey to the groom’s home

Bride’s journey from her maiden home to the groom’s home, where she will spend the rest of her life,

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