• Recording date: 1990
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Informant: Koichi.
  • Researcher: Jose Maria Satrustegi
  • Main theme: Funerals and Buddhism. Death of the informant┤s uncle.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Bad
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Piece Time Summary
A01 00:00:00
Her uncle died in hospital. The nurses washed him and changed his clothes but the ceremony took place at home. The body is put in the front room with the head pointing towards the north ( you mustnĺt sleep with your head pointed to the north).They dress him in white and fixed his two hands together with the fingers intertwined.When his hands drop down they tie them and they put a white cloth round his face.The incense and the drawers.Sometimes an alter is set up in the house and other times in the morgue.Before the proper ceremony the people burn some incense and express their sympathy to the family. The night is spent around the body and care is paid to ensure that the incense bars keep alight at all times.Decorative elements: At the front door there is a big wreath of flowers and the hallway is filled with flowers. In this case all the entrance was full of flowers. In front of the door of the church, all the relatives tend to sit at a big table. They take the names in a special notebook and the amount of money.Later, to have a meal.At the ceremony there were three nuns. At the end of the prayers and songs from the holy book, which are sung rather than read, sympathies and greetings are expressed.The third step is to burn incense and read the telegrams.The people who had remained outside form a queue to burn the incense and do the same ritual.
A02 00:21:40
The song "Ene txoria" in Japonese (with the melody of the song in Basque).The song "Alferraren astea" in euskera and Japonese.Song "Aldapeko sagarraren puntan" in Basque.
Track Time Listen to file
SK-004b-B 31:48
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