This was the second time I sketched the Hungry Ghost Festival Rituals this year. I was particularly drawn to the "coolies' shoes" offerings which were the site-specific origin of the Causeway Bay Hungry Ghost Festival. (Each district in Hong Kong has its own legend/reason for holding the Hungry Ghost Festival.) As I was told, Causeway Bay was once a pier and thus attracted a population from China to seek a better life in Hong Kong, working as “coolies”. Unfortunately, some of them died here alone in Hong Kong and were unable to return to China. Their spirits were believed to wander in the area ever since. The purpose of the festival is to bring these spirits together so that they can be provided for with offerings suitable for them and hopefully they can be brought back to the cycle of reincarnation.