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Korean craft exhibitions tour Saudi Arabia, Taiwan
Nov 25, 2013
Korean crafts are making strides overseas. The “Hidden Match: An Exhibition of Korean Craft” is underway at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, while the “Con...


Korean royal cuisine hits Aussie shores
Nov 18, 2013
For non-Koreans, the most well-known Korean dishes are usually kimchi, bibimbap and bulgogi. But a special Korean cuisine event recently offered people the precious oppor...


Joseon upper-class clothes come to life
Nov 15, 2013
During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), young male intellectuals, known as seonbi, would think that their clean, proper attire reflected their pure dignity and their court...


Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [1]
Nov 21, 2013
The world of hanbok is broad and deep. Like any collection of fashions, it has its variations, but a dapper Joseon-era man would always take care to wear his gat. Take a ...


1000 years of Silla history unveiled in New York
Nov 01, 2013
Artifacts from the ancient Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.- A.D. 935) have captured the heart of New Yorkers. The VIP opening ceremony for “Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom” was held...


Ancient Baekje history of Iksan on display at new exhib...
Oct 29, 2013
A new museum exhibition has opened in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), highlighting the history of the province’s coastal city, Iksan, and its many artifacts from th...


UNESCO likely to list kimchi as cultural heritage item
Oct 25, 2013
Kimchi and kimchi-making culture is likely to be listed by UNESCO as one of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage items, it was announced on October 23. According to th...

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Paintings from Joseon realist age come to light
Oct 21, 2013
There is one museum in Seoul these days that always seems to have a mass of visitors. The Kansong Art Museum has an endless line of people stretching out the doors, all e...


First-hand taste of royal wedding and cuisine
Oct 10, 2013
Banquet noodles, also known as janchi guksu, normally only served on special and auspicious occasions, welcomed visitors to Unhyeongung Palace on October 1. In every corn...


Meet the Joseon royal guards
Oct 07, 2013
The announcement came down from upon high that a royal command had been issued. There came the tolling of the Cheobjong bell, notifying the guards that the king was appro...