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Monday, January 02, 2006
Good Luck and Happiness: Korean Sehwa Paintings
Sehwa is a painting that wishes good luck and happiness for the New Year. During the Choson Kingdom (1392-1910), subjects would present sehwa to their king. People also gave them as gifts to their friends and families.
Today, like in the past, Sehwa are hung in living spaces such as in the kitchen and on the front door. They representing not only one's hope for the future, but also the good community spirit.