The Lamps of Buddha / by Alex Metcalfe

The Lanterns of Buddha

Colourful lotus lanterns adorn the streets and temples of Seoul, South Korea in celebration of the Buddha's Birthday, known as "Bucheonim osin nai"- the day when the Buddha came. 

On the day many temples provide free meals to all visitors. The breakfast and lunch provided are often sanchea bibimbap; a bowl of warm rice and gochujang (chili pepper paste).

Seoul, South Korea. 2012