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POSCOGreenhouse between Pyoseon et Seogwipo, Jeju-do Island, South Korea (33°20’ N, 126°46’ E).Fruit tree pruning, north Kamch’on, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea (36°46’ N, 128°30’ E).
Statue of Maitreya Buddha, Beopjusa temple in Songnisan National Park, South Korea (36°29’ N, 127°37’ E).Meeting in a stadium, west Seoul, Gyeonggy, South Korea (37°34’ N, 126°53’ E).Industrial area, Yeosu, South Korea (34°55’ N, 127°44’ E).
Rice paddies, Cheongsando island, Wando-Gun, South Korea (34°11’ N, 126°53’ E).Fishermen at low tide, Suncheonman Bay, South Korea (34°49’ N, 127°27’ E). Caption not available
Overview of Seoul, South Korea (37°33’ N, 126°58’ E).Fishing net, Dolsan-do island, South Korea (34°39’ N, 127°48’ E).Dolsan-do Island, South Korea (34°39’ N, 127°46’ E).
Village, Namhae-Gun, South Korea (34°53’ N, 128°01’ E).Landscape between Gochan-Gun and Mokpo, South Korea (35°23’ N, 126°36’ E).Fishing port, Geumodo Island, South Korea (34°31’ N, 127°45’ E).
Island in the bay of Mamyang, South Korea (37°07’ N, 126°37’ E).Rice field, Cheongsando Island, Wando-Gun archipelago, South Korea (34°11’ N, 126°53’ E).Fishing port, Island in the South of Suncheonman Bay, South Korea (34°37’ N, 127°33’ E).
Busan Metropolitan City, Yeongnam, South Korea (35°06’ N, 129°09’ E).Dolsan Bridge, Yeosu city, Jeollanam-do, South Korea (34°55’ N, 127°44’ E).New Songdo City under construction near Incheon, South Korea (37°23’ N, 126°40’ E).
Namdong, Jindo Island, South Korea (34°27’ N - 126°15’ E).Deogu do Island, Wando-Gun Archipelago, South Korea (34°15’ N, 127°01’ E).Botanical garden at Oedo Paradise Island, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea (34°46’ N, 128°42’ E).
Hyangiram Hermitage, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, South Korea (34°35’ N, 127°28’ E).Farmer raking rice in the sun in Milyang, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea (35°28’ N, 128°46’ E).Seaweed cultivation off Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea (34°53’ N, 128°28’ E).




Grave in a ginseng field north of Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea (38°10’ N, 127°15’ E).

The Koreans bury their dead according to Confucian rituals in which geomancy—an art of divination that attributes qualities to certain sites by detecting the flow of positive and negative energy based on their contours—plays a preponderant role. A geomancer throws a handful of soil on the coffin and studies the signs it makes in landing in order to divine the place where the deceased should be buried. As this could be anywhere, there are no cemeteries in Korea. Graves are disseminated throughout the land and, as in this field of ginseng, grass grows back over them. There are no tombstones; only the deceased’s loved ones know that his mortal remains lie here. Anyone else would see only a mound of earth in a half-moon, caused by a natural fold in the terrain. Every grave is unique, for every deceased person is buried according to the unique signs made by the soil thrown on the coffin.

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