Photos by Taylor Ha
During a normal, sunny afternoon at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korean children caper through jets of water. From their innocent, cheerful faces and laughter, you almost feel like you were at Central Park in New York City. But that is just an illusion. 20 yards away from the water fountain where the kids play is a demonstration requesting justice for almost 300 young lives in the 2014 Sewol Ferry sinking. An hour and half drive north from the protestors, hundreds of cannons stand along the North Korea border, pointing to Seoul and ready to fire at any time. Despite the peaceful scene on the square, Korean peninsula remains the hot-spot zone in Northeast Asia.