Pulguksa Templeiōj
Kyon-Joo, KoreaicBC؍j

January 1, 2005

In the last year 2004, the storm of the Korean Boom has blown all over Japan. Because of Korean TV drama "Winter's Sonata" became a great hit in Japan and Korean idols were coming so often to Japan.

I had been living in Korea from 1941 to 1946 with my parents. My family repatriated from Korea to Tokyo in January 1946.

I came back to Korea at first time after 42 years since then to participate to the 1st Conference of Asian-Pacific OR Societies (APORS '88) in Soul Korea. We dropped in a historical city Kyon-Joo before the conference.

Although I was so impressed by the view of the roofing tilse of the Pulguksa Temple, I hadn't any chance to draw it until this year. This temple is specified for a World Heritage.

With best wishes for a prosperous 2005.


Kunihiro Wakayama








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