Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Korean Bride Mask

As I was wandering in downtown Tacoma
a couple of days ago,
I stumbled onto this piece of public art
on Broadway near American Art Company.
I'd never noticed it before.

The bronze marker adjacent to the piece says:

Ha Hway (Bride) Mask
Korean   Korea

The bride dancer, symbolizing a new generation
and life style, usually dances with an old man --
representing old values and ways.

Oh! Young bride!
Dancing new life --
She is dancing
with the shadow
of the old man
of the past.

  (then the initials:  CA)

1 comment:

Don and Krise said...

Cultural traditions like this are so interesting.