Hwabyung 18" x 18"
Hwabyung does not exist in other countries, an unusual illness is in Korea.
It is called “Hwabyung”
Hwabyung,(화병), whose literal meaning is “anger disease” or fire disease” is known as Korean culture –related syndrome related to anger.
In Korean ‘hwa’ means “anger” as well as “fire” Ordinary Koreas have used.
It most often occurs in middle aged, menopausal women.
They typically live in traditional families which stress the value of males
while devaluing women.
In these families, a woman’s virtue is to quietly bear misfortune and ungappiness
While maintaining harmony.
Hwabyung is considered to have originated from a Korean cultural emotion “Hahn” which is a concoction of sorrow and anger feelings
This emotion is connected to psychosocial stress of family and economic discords.
As Korean culture implies suppression of anger.
Sometimes these emotions give a lot of energy to work.
I also have Hahn.
I like this kind of emotion like Hahn