After a Korean couples wedding ceremony, friends of the groom steal his shoes and socks. After tying a rope around his ankles, the groom’s friends proceed to beat the soles of his feet with dried yellow corvina, which is a type of fish. This is thought to make the groom stronger in his marriage and family life. Although it may not seem like much to us, it sure means a lot to the men of Korea. In the end, this is all that matters.
By Julia Dankov