.Every autumn I think of my visit to Korea in October, 1985, where I'd come after a year of teaching in Fukui, Japan. I was studying Buddhist temple architecture at the time, and the temples of Korea are unique and fascinating. I spent a couple weeks backpacking around the countryside, which I found to be geologically like NewYork State or New England, very different from Japan.
|The library at Haeinsa contains 81,258 wooden printing blocks from the Tripitaka Koreana. It may be the oldest intact library in the world.|