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Korean Ancestral Commemoration Rites

Main Performance: The jesa (제사) is traditional Korean ceremony that honors the family’s ancestors as well as deceased family members, particularly parents. It is a fairly large event that involves the extended family of the deceased parent to gather at the house of the eldest child, prepare food, and engage in a ceremony with specific… Continue Reading »

49 Days After One’s Death in Korean Buddhism

Main Piece :  49 Days After One’s Death in Buddhism Context : My informant is an adult female who was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received Korean education throughout her life and mainly speaks Korean. She believes in Buddhism and has been attending temple events for a long time. Her family also are Buddhist… Continue Reading »