Buddhist "Spirit Houses" are found throughout the region.
When a building is constructed for human occupancy or
other use, it is assumed that "spirits" have been displaced
from their homes in nature. To placate those spirits and
to avoid having them cause trouble, Spirit Houses are
provided for them to move into. Various offerings are
then left at the Spirit Houses from time to time.
|Spirit Houses -- 1967
(photo by "J.C.")