During my time in a village, I assisted at a funeral, the man on the photo is writting down the name of the people who came on sheet of papers. Those will be put with the coffin at his final resting place.
You're almost there, but you've got wrong on some concept. here we're not talking about son in law or daughter in law, but this you can't find it out cause there's a character at the top which we can't really see, and it says "外“。 It stands for the idea that the people who actually came, are not close relationship with the mourning family. And one last thing, it's not zhao fang ruo, but zhao fang xi hehehe. Anyway, you've sorted it pretty well, and this wasn't easy hehehe ! well played. it's in hubei province, in a minority ethnic group called "tujia".
To forgive me my mistakes.OTL And thank you for your reply~ I have a "Tujia" classmate,maybe i can ask him more about "Tujia"~ Hubei?I have never been to there.Now,i have a dream.I want visit the whole China~(Maybe it is difficult for me……)
How neat! Definitely a glimpse of a world (read: traditions) many Westerners will never imagine, much less see in person. This is the kind of shot I would expect to see in National Geographic Magazine. That's how good it is.
You should try submitting it to NGM...see if they'll accept it.
Wow. Sometimes the most basic actions show the most soul. He looks like he takes his work seriously and every character of each name is painted beautifully. The fact that all this is for a man who has already passed makes this man even more inspiring. Looking at this photo reminds me that little details like caring for someone's name matter. Even though it looks like he has a lot to do (he has a lot of rice and the composition of the photo emphasizes the 'clutter'), he sits down and devotes some time to those papers. Of all the things he could do, even when no one would be able to read those letters again, he still writes. This picture highlights the papers so they look crisp white and give a 'heavenly' glow to them. This in turn makes the black ink stand out against the shadows of the surroundings. You also caught light on the old man's hair - as if he's in a 'praying' state while writing these names...there's probably a better way to put this, but I can't think of it at the moment. This is a really serene moment and I love it.