Myeong Dong in Seoul, South Korea.
View from the Busan Tower in Nampodong, Busan, South Korea
Inside Yarm Yarm
Nauseatingly cute deco
A clear autumn morning along the Yangjaecheon Stream in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
Title: Korean women
Date: ca. 1904
Place: Asia: South Korea
Description: Korean women from the lower class of old Korea wear cloaks over their heads during an outing. The cloak is called essugae chimae or ‘changot’ which is a coat-style veil. Originally the ‘changot’ was everyday wear for both kings and commoners. Since the time of King Sejo (1455-1468), however, women began to wear the robe, and it then evolved as a veil for women only. The inner and outer collars were symmetrical in shape, while the neckline and sleeve-ends were trimmed with a wide, white bias. The collar, ties and armpits were purple. Two of the women depicted here carry a bundle of goods on their head. Source: Inmurhwaro ponun Choson sidae uri ot, 1998, p. 124.
Inscription/Marks: Inscription imprinted on image: ‘Korean women outing’
Persistent URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xrc
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Reds, yellows and greens—-vibrant autumn colors of Deoksugung Palace and its Stone Wall Road, Seoul.
Founded in 663 by the renowned Silla monk Wonhyo Daesa, Cheongnyangsa Temple is surrounded like a lotus blossom by the 12 peaks of Bonghwa’s Mt. Cheongnyangsan. I’ve been to many, many Buddhist temples, but I can think of few blessed with such dramatic surroundings, especially in autumn, when the mountainsides become a riot of red, orange and yellow hues.
The temple teahouse is lovely, too, with dramatic views out the window and, or course, very delightful teas that fortify both body and soul.