Yang Guifei, photographs by Mikyoung Cha
Mikyoung Cha is a graduate in Oriental Painting from Hyosung Women’s University, Daegu, South Korea. She has participated in a number of group art exhibitions in South Korea and Japan. In 2016 she took up photography – the camera becoming her paint brush. This globe trotting photographer is a regular contributor to Live Encounters Magazine.
Poppies are called Yang Guifei in South Korea, after one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. Yang Guifei means Imperial Consort Yang. She was also known as the Taoist nun Taizhen. Perhaps the poppy was given this name because it grows wild and its beauty outshines all the other flowers in Ulsan (South Korea).
The following photographs are of wild poppies growing in Ulsan.
© Mikyoung Cha