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If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a torch-wielding mob, mark your calendar for the 2010 Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival on Jeju, when an entire hillside is set ablaze.
The event is held during the first full moon of the Lunar New Year across Korea. The festival commemorates the practice of burning grassy fields to prepare them for the new growing season. This year’s 14th annual festival on Jeju was Feb. 13 and 14, with the climax hill torching the night of the 14th.
Brian Miller lives and works on Jeju Island, South Korea. These are his images from his life here.
Through them he hopes to share a foreign perspective of life on Jeju.
The gallery includes three distinct and different sections: portrait, sport and micro, totalling nearly fifty two images. Some of which, were over a year in the making.
Jeju’s Haenyeo are a standout theme throughout the gallery that provides an “intimate look at a part of Jeju’s unique culture which is slowing fading into history,” according to Miller.
And of your visit, Miller …
In a small, relatively smart office space, a short walk up from Jungang Rotary is one of Jeju’s number one concert and musical ticket vendors. More than just the vendor though, Popcorn CEO Koh Chung Hoon (고 충훈) is the man who helps book the big shows for Jeju with past, notable coups, including The Last Empress (widely regarded as Korea’s first “original” musical) and a Korean musical version of Grease. Popcorn was founded around five years ago when Koh returned to Jeju from time abroad in Austria. On …
One of Korea’s most unique festivals is a must see
Story by Joanna Burgess | Photo by Jim Saunders
An Oreum on fire | Credit: Jim Saunders
In the infamous words of Beavis— “fire, fire, fire!” This quote engulfs the primary theme of the Annual Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival. Beginning in 1997, this year marks the 13th year of the festival, with each year becoming bigger and brighter. While fire, fun, and festivities are the main attraction of the Fire Festival, it is important to understand why this festival came …