Two years ago, I went to see Terracotta Army at Moesgaard Museum in Jylland.
They also had exhibitions of different burial styles from all over the world.
I was particularly interested in the colorful diorama displays from the Mexican "day of the dead" altars.
Pan de muerto The dead bread
Made with orange blossom water and orange peel strips
Dia de los Muertos Matchbox
It is a very unique style of mini Nicho display
Dias De Los Muertos Birthday Diorama
Anyone can make a personal Altar.
It is important to use easy-to-seperate materials like cardboard boxes, design paper,
decorative film etc. to make disassembly easy when the time comes to discard it.
Using a hole puncher, some Rexlace with craft beads.
3 cm wide, 25 cm long crepepaper tapes 4 times folded.
Center of 8 layers papers hold with a stapler.
Then cut the 4 corners of 8layers.
Cut 12-16 equally spaced slits.
Crumble up the paper layers one by one.
Ball shape or hemisphere shape is your choice.
I made a battery holder box.
Use toothpaste box or candy package, since they are the right size for that.
Decorative accessories from the snacks, dolls and Lego piece.
Making an altar with your children, good chance to talk about your family heritage.
Thank you for your visit.
A Household Shinto Altar ( Japanese Shintoist customs)
I don't have knowledge of buddhism or shintoism.
However you can see the shinto altar is similar to “Dia de los Muertos” style.
to be a vehicle for ancestor's spirits to visit our world.
The eggplant is meant to symbolize a slow travel back, so the ancestors leave on a cow's back carrying souvenirs.