I’m writing a paper related to the use of ghost money for a class in anthropological folklore. Specifically, I’ll be looking at the various types of containers used for burning ghost money. So far I’ve identified three basic types: the small, garbage can type that is found outside of almost every home; the larger, chimney-like containers usually found outside of apartment buildings and some businesses; and the huge, elaborately decorated furnaces found at every temple.
As part of the paper I’ll also need to include some general background information about the history and use of ghost money and perhaps even the burning containers themselves – if such information exists in English. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go about finding this information? Any related stories to share?
Thanks in advance.