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Ahjummas Marching  
   

Ahjummas Marching

Ahjummas "older women" carry lanterns in the shape of traditional Korean shoes (usually made of rubber).
Seoul Lantern Festival: Costumes and Drunkards

May 13th 2010
These are photos from the all-day Lantern Festival that took up blocks in an already busy area of Seoul. There were crowds of people from various countries and the second I saw the diversity, I was in love. There's nothing that makes me happier than being surrounded by cultural hodgepodge. Beautiful women dressed in traditional clothes urged us to experience a 1-hr temple stay (my friend ... read more
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Korean Flag Korea was an independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium. Following its victory in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, Japan occupied Korea; five years later it formally annexed the entire peninsula. After World War II, a... ... read more
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