Saturday, October 15, 2011

Korea in October

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. 


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