life in society - life in ceremony - religious ceremonies - memorial tablet
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During the Joseon Period, many temples kept a Buddha image flanked by two assistant Bodhisattvas, in front of which they erected a Buddhist altar called a sumidan. A tablet praying for the longevity of the king or the queen or the crown prince was usually placed on the altar. The Chinese characters on this tablet are a prayer for the longevity of the eldest member of the royal family.