Pungmul Traditional Farmers' Dance

Pungmul Traditional Farmers' Dance

Description

Title:
Pungmul Traditional Farmers' Dance
Caption / Description:

Dancers perform the Pungmul (풍물) traditional farmers' dance outside the National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관) in Seoul (서울), South Korea (한국).

Also known as Nongak (농악) or Pungak (풍악), Pungmul involves playing percussion and wind instruments or singing while dancing. It was traditionally performed as part of seasonal farm work, festivals, and religious rites.

Typically Pungmul will involve around 20-30 performers. Some dancers wear hats covered with large paper flowers, called Pungmul kkokkal (풍물 꼬깔), while others wear wide brimmed rounded top hats with a ribbon attached, known as chae sangmo (채상모). The performers wearing sangmo move the ribbon synchronously in intricate patterns using their heads, all the while dancing and playing their small drums in time to the music. No small feat, especially on a hot day!

Tags / Keywords:
  • Asia
  • 한국
  • Hanguk
  • 韓國
  • Korea
  • Seoul Special City
  • Seoul Teukbyeolsi
  • 서울特別市
  • 서울특별시
  • Jongno-gu
  • 종로구
  • 鐘路區
  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • 경복궁
  • Gyeongbokgung
  • 景福宮
  • National Folk Museum of Korea
  • 국립민속박물관
  • Gungnip Minsok Bangmulgwan
  • 國立民俗博物館
  • Nongak
  • 농악
  • 農樂
  • Pungmul
  • 풍물
  • 風物
  • Pungak
  • 풍악
  • 風樂
  • Pungmul kkokkal
  • 풍물 꼬깔
  • chae sangmo
  • 채상모
  • Hand gong
  • Ggwaenggwari
  • 꽹과리
  • Small hand drum
  • Sogo
  • 소고
  • 法鼓

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Original File Name:
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Original File Dimensions:
3872px x 2099px
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JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Nikon Adobe RGB 4.0.0.3001

Location

Location Shown:
Sublocation:
National Folk Museum of Korea
City:
Jongno-gu
Province/State:
Seoul
Country:
Korea, Republic Of
World Region:
Asia
Location Created:
Sublocation:
National Folk Museum of Korea
City:
Jongno-gu
Province/State:
Seoul
Country:
Korea, Republic Of
World Region:
Asia
Geo-location:
37.581205744722, 126.97840078694 View on map

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Rights Managed
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Available for Commercial Use:
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Copyright Notice:
© 2009 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
11250 s
Aperture:
f/6.3
Camera Model:
Nikon D200
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
-1
Focal Length:
86mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
129mm
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
No Flash
Exposure Mode:
Auto
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Cloudy
Exposure Program:
Aperture-priority AE

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Nikon AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6G(IF)
Filters used:
  • B+W UV 010 MRC
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Setup:
Handheld

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Nikon Capture NX 2
Post Processing:

Curves adjustment to brighten image in Capture NX 2
Top of image cropped away in Capture NX 2