National Geographic : 1946 Mar
374 The National Geographic Magazine Chanting Monks Escort the Memorial Tablet of the "Island Superior" Inscribed with the dead abbot's name, the block will be set up in the hall of tablets beside memorials honoring his predecessors who founded and maintained the temple. Sometimes Puto funeral masses and pro cessions may last a week and cost many thousands of dollars. m %a ,. -R _. ., ^ .r:'r t Staff Photographer Maynard Owen Williams Coolies Carry Pilgrims' Baggage on Poles of Springy Bamboo Suspended at the ends, the burdens bob in rhythm as the porters jog along. Devotees traveled three times a year to Puto Island to pay their respects to the Goddess of Mercy.