Photograph 33. Award Ceremony

"Oboo" Sacred Monuments in Hulun Buir: Their Narratives and Contemporary Worship

Photograph 33. Award Ceremony

Oboo worship and its related games finish in mid- or late afternoon with the presentation of awards to the winners of the horse race and wrestling competition. In oboo worship games, awards mainly include money and sheep. Elders recall that in the 1950s the winners were only awarded a brick of tea. In this picture, the horse riders are queuing to receive their prizes.

Shibog Oboo worship games, Buryat people.  

Shinekhen West "Sum," Evenki Autonomous Banner, June 2017