1. Christian “Royal Dog” Chanyang Shim is a Korean graffiti writer who has been creating murals featuring black women in traditional Korean hanbok.
Hanbok, traditional Korean wear, is typically only worn on special occasions, such as weddings and Chuseok – which is widely referred to as Korean Thanksgiving.
2. The 27-year-old, who is originally from Seoul, first had the idea when he was given the opportunity to paint a wall inside The Container Yard.
“When The Container Yard let me paint in the building and showed me the wall, I was thinking that painting a hanbok would be cool. So I started to paint my traditions,” he told BuzzFeed.
4. “Hanbok is something real that I could give away to people as a Korean,” he said. “I’m happy to paint my culture, I’m happy to see the people happy with the gift.”
5. Each of his pieces has an uplifting message for his audience.
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