Hutangi an apartment which is generally found in the houses of the wealthy Chinese, and devoted to ancestor-worship (q.v.). The room contains the image of the most illustrious ancestor of the family, and a record of the names of all the members of the family. Twice a year, generally in spring and autumn, the relations hold a meeting in this room, when rich presents of various kinds of meats, wines, and perfumes, with wax tapers, are laid on the table with great ceremony as gifts to their deceased ancestors.

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