Friday, March 23, 2007

Shopping in Namdeamun

I went to Namdeamun searching for a hamper. I didn't find a hamper, but did I find my new favorite Korean cross-dresser.

Namdaemun Market Style

He screamed out to me, "Hello! Welcome to Korea. Nice to meet you." Then he went on selling items from the pile of clothing at his feet. His getup was actually working. In addition to the large crowd just watching his street performance, there was a large group of women frantically digging through a heap of tacky clothing like it was filled with designer labels--which it wasn't! I think my favorite part about his outfit was the fact that he was wearing a red bra as a hat.

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