There was a praying building for the death in Gaeam-sa temple.
Unlike other religion, there are separate buildings due to the host of the buildings in Buddhist temple.
Jijang-Jeon is a praying building for the death. Jijang is the Bodhisattva who takes in charge of the world of the dead.
Jijang-Jeon in Gaeam-sa was quite different from other temples.
First of all, the Jijang Bodhisattva statue seemed very unique, because it was a rare case for me to see the stone Jijang Bodhisattva statue.
Scholars estimated this statue was made in Goryeo Dynasty.
Secondl, Jijang-Jeon in Gaeam-sa was composed of Jijang Bodhisattva and thousands of miniatures of Jiang Bodhisattva.
Usually there are 10 kings in Jjang-Jeon, who are presiding over the hells divided by the sins.
But in Gaeam-sa temple there were no Kings taking charge of the hells.
There were a thousand of miniature Jijang Boddhisattva
Jijang Bodhisattva prays for the sinners suffering in the hells.
Actually Jijang Bodhisattva was a girl. The she became a Bodhisattva through self cultivation and training.
Eventhough she could be a Buddha, she choose remaining as s Bodhisattva to save for the dead in the hell.
So it is strange in most case, Jijang Bodhisattva is expressed as a man.
I took some photos of Jijang-Jeon in other temple.
As comparing to Gaeam-sa temple, you can notice the differences easily.