ancestor worship

General - An ancient religion revering. One's ancestors. (1) In some temples in China ancestral tablets are erected and are regarded as sacred. Some say that the tablets house the spirits of their ancestors. (2) In Japan, similar tablets, inscribed with names and dates, have offerings made to them at the Bon festival (Festival of the Dead). The tablet is known as an ihai. In some accounts, referred to as ancestor worship, ihai or ihai.

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