[Pexers Write-Ups] 김현중 Bul Sa Jo
Bul Sa Jo (the korean drama used Bul Sae) is the Korean term for the immortal bird. It is also Bong Hwang a Korean pronunciation of the Chinese Feng Huang. In Japan it is the Hoho bird. depicted as slewing snakes while its wings are spread. Western mythology, on the other hand, calls this bird the Phoenix. In Russian mythology owning this bird brings good and bad fortune.
As the name implies the immortal bird never dies. It disappear in times of trouble but appear again to mark the beginning of a new period. Among the Chinese the bird symbolises high virtue and grace.
Like the Bul Sa Jo and its variants in other cultures, Kim Hyun Joong’s life and career parallel that of the bird. He show signs that his setbacks are just that- temporary. He may seem to be retreating during troubled times but he is merely gathering strength only to return full force. And yes, like this magnificent bird he is the harbinger of a new beginning.
In his poster he shows himself on fire with wings spread as if consumed with passion. The bird’s glorious color like the glowing fiery sun has been borrowed giving him the look of power for recreating and establishing himself once more.
Kim Hyun Joong is coming back, he comes back like the human form of Bul Sa Jo.
(Thanks to my sources in the internet)
Arts Credit: Thaty Perroni/@WCFKHJ606