the tiny "Five Peaks Temple"
in Gangbuk-gu District, visited August 31st 2008
|It takes its auspicious name from the five peaks of Samgak-san you can see from here --
L to R: Nojeok-bong, Manggyeong-dae, Baekun-dae, Insu-bong and (closer, far-right) Yeong-bong
-- and also the ancient O-ak [Five Guardian Peaks] theme of Daoism, Geomancy & Neo-Confucianism.
|the side-room Samseong-gak is narrow and cramped, but rich with icons
|the San-shin painting is modern, standard and well-done, by a popular artist.
He holds only a feather-fan, while angelic dongja boy and girl offers a Peach of Immortality and three
bullocho [yeongji-beoseot] sprigs; pair of white cranes sit above. There's no statue, which is getting rare.
|North Star Spirit in the clouds, in the older-looking Chil-seong painting
|the Dok-seong painting is matched with the San-shin
-- a similar angelic dongja boy offers a Holy Peach.
The statue in front is of Bodhidharma -- a unique case!