'Strangely enough, no one boycott Hwatu on the ground that it is the vestige of Japanese Imperialism. It is a deep-seated play into our culture and society. Consequently we recognise that Hwatu is Korean play even it is foreign. At least an outlook on nature of Hwatu expresses twelvemonth and the four seasons of the year that transcends the bound of nationality'.
- Riu Dae-Young