This is my niece Nora's Dol (1st birthday). A traditional korean celebration, this ceremony blesses the child with a prosperous future and has taken on great significance in Korea and 2nd Generation Korean-Americans. The highlight of the dol is a ritual where the child is placed in front of a table of foods and objects such as string, brushes, ink and money. The child is then urged to pick up an object from the table. It is believed the one selected will foretell the child's future.
Watch to see what Nora's future may be. :D
Music: Cloud Cult - You were born
Camera: Panasonic GH3
Lens: Voigtlander 17.5 f/.095
Filters: Tiffen Vari-ND