62 bar rises 29.99 0mph E dew-point 42 sunrise 6:42 set 7:38 Lughnasa
First Quarter of the Harvest Moon rise 3:16 set 11:22
Back from the Korea tour. We stayed mostly in Korea. I took the folks through the history of Korea, using objects in the MIA collection. Scarlett, the young Korean, made excited noises during much of the tour though I don’t think she picked up much. A cutie, though.
Korea does not get a lot of love academically or art historically, at least in English. That’s partly because Korean is a difficult language and not many read it outside of Korea. Many folks also think Korean art derivative, a version of Chinese or, perhaps Japanese. There is substantial Chinese influence in Korean culture and art, but the Koreans maintain a distinctive aesthetic. In relation to Japan, in fact, they influence Japan far more than Japan influences them.