Admiral Yi Sun-Shin (And His Dragon)


There are statues all over Korea dedicated to Admiral Yi, who was famous for attacking and defeating the invading navy of Japan in the late 1500s using a flotilla of iron-clad “turtle boats”. This one is my favourite and can be found in the park at the base of the Pusan Tower. What a guy.


Of course, this dragon did not really belong to Admiral Yi who, as far as I can tell, possessed no pets. But it’s nice to dream sometimes. I love dragons.

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