Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lotus Lantern Festival at Jogyesa

During the week before Buddha’s birthday (May 12th), Korean Buddhists celebrate with the Lotus Lantern Festival. I dropped by Jogyesa, the chief temple of the Jogye order. According to the Jogyesa branch of Buddhism, the lotus flower “grows spotlessly and fragrantly out of the mud into the world of light symbolizing Boddhisatva in Buddhism. The Lotus Lantern is very characteristic of Korea."

Here are some pics during the day.

Here is what the lanterns look like from above.

And some shots from the evening.


jams o donnell said...

Great shots Roland! Such striking colours

Dandy said...

Great pictures Roland! I wish I could have been there.

Roland Dodds said...

Thanks guys! I only wish I owned a better camera to really capture how awesome it looked standing beneath it!

tnc said...

Real nice shots.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Wow! That is really something. Many thanks for sharing the spoils of your adventure.