Saturday, May 26, 2012
I know Silent Sunday is supposed to be, well, - silent. But given that most of my readers are Westerners and the fact that I live in Asia, I just had to bend the rules a bit to clarify what was going on. Tomorrow (Monday 28th May) is Buddha's Birthday. For the last few weeks in Seoul, brightly colored lanterns of all shapes and sizes have begun to appear all over the city, symbolizing the light that the Buddha brought into the world. Devout Buddhists attach 'prayer requests' (the hanging tags) to these lanterns. This shot of workmen and volunteers putting up lanterns in preparation for tomorrow's celebrations was taken at the Bonguensa Buddhist Temple in Seoul.