* Date : 2016-01-26
Korea's national characteristics and culture condensed and expressed in one word – "Han (resentful sorrow)."
And the Koreans' expression of joy – "high spirits"
In the Japanese colonial era, after losing the country, Korea's mask dance was banned and its tradition stopped being passed down because it was deemed "too Korean."
Going through that time and era, the Hahoe Village Ritual Mask Dance must have changed as well. Expressing resentful sorrow through the mask dance performed in high spirits – the Hahoe Village Ritual Mask Dance that is filled with humor and satire! What does this mask dance embody?