This massive mural is on the long wall of Ohgane Korean restaurant on Broadway. Artist Dave Youngkim handily tells us the story: As a 16-year old EWHA student, Yu Gwan Sun organized a rally after the March 1, 1919 protest that led to nationwide demonstration in Korea against foreign occupation. To signal the start for those gathered around the pagoda that day, Yu lit a bonfire on a mountain. A tiger approached her, and instead of consuming her, looked on her and left--a symbol of blessing. Though soldiers killed her parents, and she died in prison, her heart for freedom lives on. The mural is triple the size I'm showing you and conveys the dignity and respect afforded her by her people.
Welcome to Monday Mural: if you like murals or have a mural you'd like
to post, this meme's for you. Just follow the Linky steps below. You
decide what constitutes a mural. Once you start looking, you find them
everywhere. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow
posters. Looking forward your mural finds posted this week. Google+
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Thanks. I'll be gone for a few weeks and won't be able to leave comments, but the Linky will go up (fingers crossed) every Sunday evening. Cheerio. “ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato