Decoration ran riot in the headgear of officers of the old Korean
army, whose service was indeed rather ornamental than military.
This melancholy-looking individual, huddled up with the correct air
of aristocratic helplessness on his palanquin, is a general officer.
The palanquin is fitted with a single wheel which relieves the bearers
of something of the weight of so much dignity
"Kasi" is the Korean name for hat, and it covers a multitude of shapes
and styles. To no other article of dress, which is strictly regulated,
is more importance attached. Even the umbrella is worn on the head,
and pocketed when not in use