After the launch of their first book Visiting Factories with Grandpa, the creators return with another book that captures another lesser known piece of cultural history of Hong Kong.
My Master is a Funeral Director is set in the Hung Hom (紅磡)’s funeral district, depicting the daily routine of a funeral director and the matters of life and death.
Many people often feel uncomfortable talking about these sensitive topics, as the ideas of death inevitably comes with feelings of sadness/grief, and Chinese culture still holds a rather conservative and superstitious attitude towards the topic.
By looking at a day in life of a funeral director as a starting point, the book brings out not only the healing nature of the job, but also the features of the funeral area unique to Hong Kong culture. It also introduces the subject of life and death in a child-friendly way.
Do you know anything about the job of a funeral director? How is their daily life different from us? What happened in the Hung Hom’s funeral area?
Hardcover | 24 pages | 21 x 21cm