Forman 1836 c1: Household idol -- god who watches over the crops. Forman 1836 c2: Kenanpo, the cave city in Northwest. Forman 1836 c3: A little shrine for the household's patron idol who watches over the crops. Forman c4: Ancestor worship.
Caption from Harrison Forman's book Changing China: From the time of its first coming to China about the time of Christ, Buddhism has exercised a profound influence upon Chinese life and thought, as well as on the arts, literature, and social progress. Though foreign in origin, the Buddhism in China today is something quite distinctly Chinese.
Source of Descriptive Information
Forman, H. (1948). Changing China. New York: Crown Publishers.