Sunday, 9 August 2015

South Korea

Songpa Sandae Noli is a type of sandae noli, Korean traditional mask play which has been handed down in the neighborhoods of Songpa-dong and Garak-dong in modern-day Seoul, South Korea. Sandae Noli is a mask dance that developed in Seoul and the mid of metropolitan region.
Songpa Sandae Noli began with a cheerful parade called georigut or gilnori as circling around the Songpa Market and nearby town in order to attract people to their performance. The two terms literally mean "street shamanistic ritual" and "street performanace" respectively. When parading, they wore masks and costumes, and played a type of marching music, gilgunak. With a decorative small flag used by farmers or yeonggi  at the head, the performers followed the musicians in procession. After the parade, they used an amulet to ward off misfortune and to wish everyone in the market to have good health and fortune.
Source: Wikipedia
Thanks to Casey for this wonderful People card of a traditional play.
Sent: 6 July 2015   Received: 6 August 2015   Travelled: 31 days

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