One of the traditional ceremony in death culture in Java is ceremony of Brobosan. This ceremony aims to show the respect of descendant to their parents and ancestor passing away, held in the yard of the mourning home, before the late is taken to the grave, led by an elder person who is still the late’s relative.
Brobosan in sequence involves:
1) the coffin is taken out to the yard and hold upward after the ceremony of respecting the late is over,
2) the late’s son and daughters, grand sons and grand daughters, walks in sequence under the coffin (mrobos) hold upward three times and clockwise,
3) the late’s eldest son and family is on the first post; the younger son and family then follow them.
The ceremony symbolizes the descendant’s respect to their parent and ancestor.