In Case it Rains in Heaven

Kurt Tong's new photographic series In Case it Rains in Heaven, documents how the tradition of folded paper funerary gifts from China has evolved in contemporary culture. Traditionally, many Chinese believe that when a person dies, he leaves with no earthly possessions and it's up to their descendants to provide for them in their afterlife until reincarnation. In the last 50 years, more and more elaborate items are made out of paper as offerings for the dead. As consumer culture takes over China, paper products have become more and more outrageous.
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