The End is the Beginning, Indonesia: GG_Indo_24

A man smokes a cigarette after a cave burial in Toraja, a remote part of Sulawesi. There are no traditional graveyards in the region, and instead, people are buried in caves, in carved out caverns in the faces of rocks, or in mini mausoleums in rice paddy fields, so that the deceased is closer to nature and can enter the afterlife.

A man smokes a cigarette after a cave burial in Toraja, a remote part of Sulawesi. There are no traditional graveyards in the region, and instead, people are buried in caves, in carved out caverns in the faces of rocks, or in mini mausoleums in rice paddy fields, so that the deceased is closer to nature and can enter the afterlife.