Neolttwigi

Might as well jump

Might as well jump! Doulton passed along this souvenir of her travels in South Korea. “Neolttwigi is the most active (game) conducted by big children early in January. People lay a two- or three-meters long, thick wooden board across… a sheaf of straw. When one jumps and comes down, the other bends her knees with her heels raised on (the) very end of the board. The sight of lively girls clad in beautiful Korean clothes playing it gaily by fluttering the hem of their skirts in the breeze is really beautiful.”

Doulton says that people in traditional or even Medieval dress, enacting traditional customs, are a frequent sight in South Korea. I almost missed the gentleman in the back; he’s clothed as a “Confucian Scholar.”

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