This morning I went over to Jogyesa Buddhist Temple in downtown Seoul. In just a couple of days, it will be a beehive of activity for the annual Seoul Lotus Lantern Festival. The Lotus Lantern Parade will end at this beautiful, central temple. The figures above will be illuminated and the lanterns glowing. Although the scene will be at its most magnificence at night, during the daytime it has a special quality as well - and lots less people.
Some of the figures that will be on floats for the parade. It amazes me how such beautiful sculptures are made from wire frames and hanji paper.