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The Faithful Dog

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A man carries a dog on his back to see the great sites in Korea of old, but it isn't just any dog... Drawn with a nib and ink and digitally colored, this illustration was created as a part of a series representing Korean animal folk tales.

Print is sized at 9 x 12 inches.



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"Once there was a woman who spent all of her time taking care of her two children so that she was never able to see the great sites. When she died, King Yama asked if she had seen any of the great temples or stone statues. “No,” she replied, “I was too busy taking care of my children.” “You are very loyal and devoted, so you will return as a dog.” She did and lived with her son for a number of years, having several litters of puppies during that time. When she once again grew old, she overheard the son say, “This dog is too old for anything now. Tomorrow I will kill it and make a stew.” She then ran to her daughter’s house where she pawed the door and cried loudly. The daughter brought the dog in and fed it rice and stroked its head. That night, a monk visited asking if she had a dog. She replied that she had her brother’s dog. “You must not kill it, it is the reincarnation of your mother. You must take it to see all of the great sites.” The daughter immediately ran to her brother’s where she told him what she had heard. The next day, the son took the dog on his back and carried it to all of the great temples and stone statues. When they returned, the dog climbed down and dug a hole where it quietly died. The son buried the dog there, and it is said that they were very prosperous afterwards."
A man carries a dog on his back to see the great sites in Korea of old, but it isn't just any dog... Drawn with a nib and ink and digitally colored, this illustration was created as a part of a series representing Korean animal folk tales.

Print is sized at 9 x 12 inches.



Curious of the story?

"Once there was a woman who spent all of her time taking care of her two children so that she was never able to see the great sites. When she died, King Yama asked if she had seen any of the great temples or stone statues. “No,” she replied, “I was too busy taking care of my children.” “You are very loyal and devoted, so you will return as a dog.” She did and lived with her son for a number of years, having several litters of puppies during that time. When she once again grew old, she overheard the son say, “This dog is too old for anything now. Tomorrow I will kill it and make a stew.” She then ran to her daughter’s house where she pawed the door and cried loudly. The daughter brought the dog in and fed it rice and stroked its head. That night, a monk visited asking if she had a dog. She replied that she had her brother’s dog. “You must not kill it, it is the reincarnation of your mother. You must take it to see all of the great sites.” The daughter immediately ran to her brother’s where she told him what she had heard. The next day, the son took the dog on his back and carried it to all of the great temples and stone statues. When they returned, the dog climbed down and dug a hole where it quietly died. The son buried the dog there, and it is said that they were very prosperous afterwards."

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Reviewed by Tuong Hoang Ngoc
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 20, 2017
Friend really really enjoyed the print. Great quality and the colours are amazing!
The Fox and the Jewel (part 2)

Reviewed by Jolene Lujan
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 28, 2015
so cute! made a great gift for my go loving SO
Foxes Playing Baduk

Reviewed by sireine
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 31, 2015
This is a great print! Really unique artwork, arrived in good condition, will look great on my wall. Thanks!
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Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 7, 2011
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Ink, Digital
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people
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