Many old men were playing Korean chess called Janggi in the park

older man playing Korean chess
Shot in Seoul, South Korea
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Many old men were seen in the park. They played Korean chess called Janggi there. This park seemed to be a place for retired men to play Janggi. An elder man in this photo was one of them. He sat on the ground in a park and faced a wooden board put in front of him.

The board used for Janggi was different from the board used for Japanese chess called Shogi and very similar to the board used for Chinese chess called Xiangqi. I didn't know the difference. Anyway, it is considered the common ancestor of these games is Chaturanga, an ancient Indian strategy game.

After the old man in this photo had thought for a while, he made a move. I couldn't know whether it was a clever move or not.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7986

Shooting Date

Jun 2008

Posted On

October 17, 2013

Modified On

March 2, 2020

Place

Seoul, South Korea

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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