Trompe 'oeil effect, made to look like an actual curtained fabric.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
|Bongwonsa Temple, Seoul|
|Thanjavur Hindu temple, India|
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The freshly fallen snow enhanced the tranquility of the scene at Bongwonsa Temple in Seoul. An easy hike from my school, I love how the area transports me to what feels like a totally different area.
Friday, February 14, 2014
This cheery Buddha sculpture greeted me as I walked by on a pretty Sunday morning stroll. A bit odd to see the equally golden sunflowers all snow-covered as well. Definitely not a scene one would see in Thailand.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Andong, I believe that the cow deserves some attention as well. This character in the performance (actually made possible by two performers) is quite straightforward. It meanders about near the beginning of the performance, even stops to take a bathroom break, and unfortunately succumbs to the knife of the butcher.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Read more about Kaksi and other Hahoe masks at the Hahoe Mask Museum website.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Read more about Sonbi and other Hahoe Masks at the Hahoe Mask Museum website.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Read more about Choraengi at the Hahoe Mask Museum website.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Imae, a servant of the aristocratic character Seonbi, is depicted as the village idiot or fool. Good natured (symbolized by drooping eyes), Imae bears the brunt of his master's temper. Just as Imae's nose is crooked, other parts of his body are deformed, including a limp arm and twisted leg. Although Imae's disabilities were much more pronounced, other Korean masked characters also include illnesses and deformities. Unlike many of the Hahoe masks, Imae is missing a lower jaw. According to legend, the original mask maker Ho died while making the Imae mask, leaving it incomplete.
Read more about Imae and other masks on the Hahoe Mask Museum website.