In Korean shamanic practice, shamans often presided over spiritual weddings between deceased, unmarried men and women. The following photos, taken by photographer and ethnographer Kim Soo-nam, depict scenes of the 1981 ghost wedding that took place in the port city of Pohang.
(Photographs by Kim Soo-nam/Courtesy of The National Folk Museum of Korea)
The photos and captions are a part of an article on the life of photographer and ethnographer Kim Soo-nam. The original article written by the author was published on April 6, 2016 at The Korea Herald website (http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160406000938