Friday, September 30, 2005

Out of the ashes

A gangneung musical instrument maker has made some intruments from salvaged materials from the burned buildings of Naksan temple.

It took Mr. Lim more than 10 hours a day over nearly three months to build the cello and violin and cost him 3 million won ($2,892) for production.

"I felt extremely sorry that the temple's main building will disappear, so I just used some of my talent to keep it alive," Mr. Lim said. "The instruments have excellent sounds, so the cello will probably be worth 30 million won and the violin at least 15 million won."

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