A Dragon’s Sneakers and Festival Beasts

Growing up on dragon and lion dances during Chinese New Year, I love looking at the often modern footwear of these traditional practices. During this year’s Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul held the week before Buddha’s birthday, this dragon’s feet caught my eye:

Odd pair out

Odd pair out

Spot the colored ones in the middle!

This festival would be incomplete without lions frolicking about:





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