Cliff-carved Sanshin
1900-era figures newly re-discovered
on the lower slopes of Inwang-san
The article from Hangyeorae News, in Korean via Daum News:
news.v.daum.net/v/20200122050607973
These four relief-carved depictions of Sanshin the Mountain-spirit were freshly recognized
on lower cliffs of Seoul's holiest mountain, Inwang-san, and reported-on in January 2020.
They were previously hidden by forest-brush or within a military camp on the SE that was
recently decommissioned.  Some were previously known to intrepid explorers, soldiers or
shamans.  They are dated from around 1900, as Seoul experienced rapid expansion and
urbanization. They probably once had small Buddhist-Shamanic shrines built in front of them.  

They are all unorthodox, for not including a red pine tree; only the kingly peak-lord and his tiger
are depicted -- perhaps the carvers thought that the actual local red pine trees all around this
sacred massif were sufficient.  The image below is of a highly unusual Husband-Wife Sanshin duo!
This great photo of the newly discovered main shrine area, and all the rest below, were taken
by my friend the urban-explorer Jon Dunbar, used with his consent;
see his page for more!
Looking down from the carvings