Today is Chuseok in Korea, the most important holiday of the year. During this autumn harvest moon festival, Koreans pay homage to ancestors and express gratitude to guardian spirits for another year of bountiful crops. In honor of Chuseok and tonight’s harvest full moon, the last “supermoon"of the year, we share our treasured moon jar dating to the 17th century.
PS. Like Thanksgiving in the US, Chuseok is also the time when planes, trains, and automobiles are packed with folks on their way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. If your travels during Chuseok take you through SFO, be sure to check out Dual Natures on view in Terminal 3 for a contemporary take on Korean ceramics, including Koo Bohnchang’s “Moon Rising” series.
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