Sunday, November 23, 2008

Since the last time we wrote, we were beginning to see a season of festivals and cultural highlights around areas of Korea. We (or I) had the pleasure of attending a mask festival in Andong, about 2-3 hours from where we live. It was among one of the first cultural celebrations of Korean ancestry and tradition. I had the opportunity to go with a couple friends and marvel at the different masks and performances that have been cultivated by the Koreans and other cultures for centuries. One other such festival, a martial arts festival in fact, took place in our little town, we call home now. Both festivals were pretty big and mapped out with all kinds of cultural activities and performances. This one was unique in the sense that it brought people from all over the world to stage and present their mastery of martial arts.

Martial arts from Malaysia

Martial arts from the Ukraine

Martial Arts from Lithuania

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