Hahoe Village, Andong

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Some pictures from last year’s Andong Mask Festival.  Me and my friends started in downtown Andong at the festival grounds, but the real fun began at nearby Hahoe Folk Village.

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I did my best to follow the story of this performance, which was a traditional comedy that involved freshly castrated bull testicles.  What I really enjoyed though was the music — very percussive and intense.

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Another cool thing was the village itself, which is actually both a living history museum and a working set of farms.  The farmers did their best to obscure the satellite dishes on top of their straw thatched roofs.

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