joss house


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joss house

n.
A Chinese temple or shrine.

joss house

n
(Hinduism) a Chinese temple or shrine where an idol or idols are worshipped

joss′ house`


n.
a Chinese temple for idol worship.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.joss house - a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worshipjoss house - a Chinese temple or shrine for idol worship
temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
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But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god Mazuma from time to time.
preserved their place of worship and now the joss house is one of
This is the Weaverville Joss House, the oldest Chinese temple in California and a California State Park located about two-and-a-half hours inland from Redwood National and State Parks.
Museums and stuff: The big draw in Weaverville is the Temple of the Forest and the Clouds, a Taoist temple more commonly known as the Weaverville Joss House.
The oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California, the 1875 Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse into Chinese traditions and the role the Chinese played in settling the West.
Chinatown is gone, but its ceremonial Joss House has been rebuilt.