strategies for sincerity that can bloom the flower on the stone
The title of the show comes from a saying in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), “sincerity (extreme care) can bloom the flower on the stone,” especially as it applies to the care of the
The utilization of the flower as a state symbol is a strategy historically wielded in Korea. In the Republic of Korea (South Korea), the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) was first chosen as a symbol of national resistance under Japanese occupation (1910-1945). In DPRK, in addition to the two namesake flowers, the official flower (Magnolia sieboldii) native to Korea epitomizes the nation’s long history of resilience in the face of colonization.
The traditional game of Neolttwigi predates divided Korea, although its current use in the two sites has diverged. It originated as a game played by women of the noble class, who were not allowed to freely leave their homes. The coordinated act of jumping together was a cooperative endeavor that simultaneously allowed them to see over the walls of their enclosures—and also to be seen.