Photos at Circular Quay of Korean Buddhist Festival Display

It was a beautiful day today (about 24 degrees Celsius, unnaturally warm for the tale end of winter) so I took a train to Circular Quay and later a ferry to Manly Beach.

There was a beautiful display from the Korean Buddhists of paper lights and amazing paper sculptures as well as stalls teaching how to make the lights, and explaining the various facets of Buddhism.

The lights were beautiful and get switched on after 5.30pm.  They must look wonderful.  They are made of “hanji”, mulberry bark, as are all the sculptures.  Here are some photos I took of them.

'Iljumun', The One Pillar Gate.  Made of mulberry bark.
‘Iljumun’, The One Pillar Gate. Made of mulberry bark.
Dharma Drum, used in festival.
Dharma Drum, used in festival.
Giant paper koala.
Giant paper koala.
Paper lanterns in front of Museum of Contemporary Art (wrapped in plastic)
Paper lanterns in front of Museum of Contemporary Art (wrapped in plastic)

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Another view of lanterns.
Another view of lanterns.
Paper opera house.  All these sculptures were made by hand.
Paper opera house. All these sculptures were made by hand.
Another view of Opera House sculpture.
Another view of Opera House sculpture.
Temple Bell
Temple Bell

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Poster about One Pillar Gate with stalls in background.
Poster about One Pillar Gate with stalls in background.

 

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

 

 

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