Religious goods store

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Religious goods store
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Malaysian Chinese religious goods shop
Chinese name
Chinese 神料商店
Literal meaning god/spirit material shop/store
Malay name
Malay Kedai Alat-alat Sembahyang
(prayer instrument store)

A religious goods store or religious supplies shop is a store specializing in supplying materials used in the practice of Chinese folk religion, Taoism and Chinese Buddhism.[1][2]

These shops are abundant in Chinese areas, from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, to Malaysia (places where a majority of the inhabitants are Chinese, such as Muar, Batu Pahat, Melaka, Ipoh, Klang and Penang), and several Chinatowns. Similar shops - but specialising in paper toys along with joss paper (神料纸扎用品), can be found at Hàng Mã Street in Hanoi, Vietnam. Such shops also exist in Vancouver.[3]

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  1. ^ 南昌市志 - Volume 7 - Page 16 南昌市地方志编纂委员会 - 1997 "纸扎业旧时,南昌总镇坡有一条纸扎街, 10 多家纸扎店生意兴隆,除了扎灯笼外,最多的是扎纸人、纸马、纸箱、纸屋、纸车、纸轿等,办丧事的人家都要购买这些纸扎品去焚烧。随着丧事简办的推行,南昌市内只有几家出售花圏的商店。"
  2. ^ 臺港澳大辭典 - Page 737 《臺港澳大辭典》編委會 - 1992 ".纸扎冥品业纸扎行业在澳门是一门古老的行业,其间的发展一直受到科学进步、思想文明的冲击而日渐衰落. ... 全澳售卖纸扎冥品及中国拜 场,只有 5 家,这类工场的 陈少伟见[朝阳日报]条,神用品的纸料店现有 50 多家,其中纸扎品的扎作工 ..."
  3. ^ Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria 2010 Donald Olson - 2010 "Buddha Supply Centre Want money to burn? At Chinese funerals, people burn joss—paper replicas of earthly belongings—to help make the afterlife for the deceased more comfortable. This shop has more than 500 combustible products to "