|the small Hermitages around Cheoneun-sa:
Dogye-am and Samil-am
지리산 노고단 도계암 & 삼일암
and Jukrim-jeongsa 죽림정사
in the Southwestern Sector of Jiri-san
|At the foot of Nogo-dan Peak, just a little up the paved highway from Cheoneun-sa,
Dogye-am Hermitage boasts charming traditional architecture -- but unusual for a
Buddhist worship-complex, because instead of the usual red, green, yellow & blue
earth-tones it is in white-with-bare-wood, like a Neo-Confucian residence...
|The modern San-shin painting is really quite ordinary, however.
|The Hall for four folk-spirits in the back is labeled by its signboard
as a "Chilseong-gak" -- a throwback to 18th-Century traditions,
quite rare to see in a newly-built one. The ordinary Dok-seong --->
|The Chil-seong painting with well-appointed altar, a mysterious Buddha-painting,
and an unusually symmetrical Yong-wang painting on the side-wall.
|In the Shinjung-taenghwa of Dogye-am, San-shin
is holding a bullocho right next to Dongjin-bosal
-- whose winged-helmet is oddly tilted.
|In the recent San-shin painting, the expensively-clothed King
holds a large bullocho sprig; his dongja-girl offers a flower
while gazing at a white crane resting on a pine-bough.
|In the matching Dok-seong painting, the also-finely-clad saint holds a smaller bullocho
sprig; his two dongja-boys are playing with a turtle -- I've never seen that before!
|Jukrim-jeong-sa is a new small temple over to the west of Cheoneun-sa (just across National
Highway 19), with the above Samseong-gak sporting the below excellent dancheong paintings.