Museum of East Asian Art - The Bank of Hell: 'Spirit money' and the Afterlife
05 April 2019
‘Spirit Money’, also known as ‘Hell Money,’ is currency printed to resemble legal tender but burned as offerings to deceased loved ones to ensure comfort in their lives after death. This talk will explore the meanings of this type of money and provide some explanation into this colourful and complicated world of currency in the afterlife.
Permission: with kind permission by Museum of East Asian Art