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Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home
Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home

In a shaded tent winding up Irolo Street in Koreatown, vendors from all over South Korea sold their regional specialties, including dried seaweed, sliced plum pickles, dried mussels, pickled octopus and marsh snail oil. Throngs of mostly elderly Koreatown residents went from booth to booth, looking for items from their homeland, while the younger generation guided parents and grandparents and waited for the music to start pumping. Sunday was the last day of the 41st annual Los Angeles Korean Festival, billed as the largest event of its kind outside South Korea. The event celebrated Choosuk, the Korean Thanksgiving, which falls in late September. Tae Jun Chang was selling seafood from...

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