Traditional Korea: A Jangseung or village guardian is a Korean totem pole usually made of wood. Jangseungs were traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark for village boundaries and frighten away demons.
Jangseung, Korea: The Jangseung is a wooden pole (though sometimes made of stone) with a face carved near the top. They would normally be placed near the edges of villages to mark the village boundary and frighten evil spirits away from the village. Villagers would also pray to them to prevent calamity and bring a bountiful harvest.