Friday August 15, 2008
"Jin Hwan Kim's Traditional Korean Dance" company performed "A flower is blossomed and smiling" which was dedicated to Korean "comfort women." This performance acted out the story of the suffering of the "Comfort Women". Some Korean "comfort women" *halmunies cried when, during the story, they sang "Arirang," one of the most beloved Korean traditional songs.
* "halmunis" in Korean, or "ahmas" in Taiwanese means "grandmas". (In Asia, elders are commonly referred to as grandmother or grandfather, whether you are related to them or not, as a way of showing respect.)
A Korean bride entering