A boy flying his kite amongst cherry blossoms in full bloom
marks the climax of spring. The next day many of the blossoms
will be blown away in the strong winds that arrive from the north.
To experience cherry blossom season is to truly experience
the feeling of spring. Love is in the air and everyone wants a kiss.
Dol hareubang (stone grandfathers), ancient sculptures of men in magic mushroom
hats, are distinctive to Jeju Island. Their origins are rooted in the island’s
shamanic culture. They are said to possess protective powers
and grant fertility. Here they watch over their young descendant.