05.02.2010 8 °C
We went to a Shamanist festival last Saturday ! It's an annual event and unique to Jeju and an interesting spectatcle to watch ! It’s all about celebrating the coming of Spring and the New Year !
Pom Pom drummers
The fable of the bull, the grouse and the hunter
Four dances of the four seasons
The tale of the grandfather and his mistress
Traditional Korean head dress
Pansori singer and drummer
Korean tea ladies in traditional hanbok
Ancient stone totem and offerings
Man putting on a prayer around the bull, symbol of fertility.
A shaman or madang
Shamanist nun praying
We were also introduced to a popular cartoonist and excellent artist here in Korea called Park Dae Jong a cartoonist for a Korean newspaper in Seoul who had come from Seoul for this annual festival like every year ! We had the honor of having our portraits drawn which we are going to frame !
Park Dae Jong kindly drawing our portraits