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Korean Tiger and Rabbit, smoking pipes

Korean tiger smoking with rabbit – This odd image recently came from a Buddhist monastery in Korea.

Red Tiger. Kim So Sun.  tiger, magpie, pipe, hat

Beccy Kennedy muses on an unnoticed exhibition at the Korean Cultural Centre: Korean Folk Painting on White Porcelain : Kim So Sun January – 28 March There is another exhibition on at the…

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Traditional Korean Minhwa (folk) painting of a tiger and a magpie. From Wikipedia: "A tiger that has overcome trials and tribulations and understands the world is known to turn white, becoming a white tiger.


The magpie is traditionally viewed as the bearer of good news. The tiger has been thought of as a symbol of bravery and an animal with magical power that drives out devils and diseases.