Have you seen the Korean movie ‘The King and The Clown? In it, you’ll notice a scene with Korean Talchum, or a mask dance. Many countries around the world have mask dances handed down to them through the centuries, and Korea is no exception.

Korean Talchum was enjoyed mainly by the common people and has been handed down as an important traditional activity. It wouldn’t be too much to say that talchum was done as part of life, that it was itself part of life and an extension of it.

It was precisely in the time and space of the common people’s lives that people did these mask dances. Korea has a variety of traditional masks. Some are designated National Treasures; Hahoe masks and Byeongsan masks.

Source From: Arirang