Ancient Hermitage of a Living Buddha
West of Yongam-bong Peak, above Jungheung-saji -- within Goyang City and the National Park
-- Southern Sector of the Bukhan-Sanseong Fortress -- Visited August 2010
|Interior of the Sanshin-gak. This relief-carving on the rock-face is crude but evocative. The
monk living here told me that it was carved by Taego himself, but I have to doubt this. It was
obviously re-painted recently. The pine-tree can barely be seen, and the crane-feather-fan that
San-shin holds is black -- highly unusual. The dongja boy offers a single Peach of Immortality.
|The Budo cremains-monument of the monk who restored this hermitage in 1964, and the North Star Spirit
in the clouds (with sam-shin triplets and celestial Buddhas), in the modern Chil-seong painting
|Folkish votive-offerings left on the "natural altars" of the outcropping
|Samgak-san's Yongam-bong and Shidan-bong Peaks above the Residence, on a humid August day.
|Ordinary Shin-jung painting, but with no identifiable San-shin; notable that
this protective-guardian icon has a fire-extinguisher placed next to it!
|The simple modern Yong-wang [Dragon-King of the Waters] shrine and painting