Now it is time for Theme 4. We were dead tired by the end of Theme 3 but we noticed that the fun part was beginning, in Theme 4. Theme 4 was divided into two subcategories – Open Seoul (Overseas/Local Govt.) and Open Seoul(Character)
Sadly we couldn’t make it to the last one. I was told that there were Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and other cartoon characters. This theme (4B)started with lanterns of Flying Cranes and we walked out of the exit next to it :'(
Back to Theme 4 A which I did get to see.
Theme 4A: Open Seoul (Overseas/Local Government)
A lantern platform full of life-size figures of children in traditional clothes of different countries. The one in green is from my country 🙂
For all you hungry people out there
A nutritious lantern 🙂
This is a fruit lantern that was exhibited during Singapore’s Mid-Autumn Festival. The pineapple is regarded as the definitive fruit that brings wealth and luck to people.
The rear view of Tachi Nebuta 😉
This lantern is used for the Tachi Nebuta Festival that is held in Goshogawara City, Aomori, Japan every August. This lantern reflects an anecdote that says that Xiang Yu, a prominent military leader during the late Qin Dynasty, threw a horse towards the enemy lines, thus leading his army to victory.
Anyone for Icefish?
This icefish lantern was created to reflect the unique characteristics of icefish.
All of the pictures in this post were taken by my Sony Xperia U (Read my Battle of The Pixels – Camera Vs. Phone post for details). Read Seoul Lantern Festival Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four here.
Visit the official website for more information.