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PM's spouse visits Korean Pavilion in Milan
Jun 04, 2015
World Exposition Milano 2015 has now been open for a month. Amid its growing popularity, Agnese Renzi, spouse of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, recently visited the expo on May 29. She made stops at the Save the Children pavilion, the Italian national pavilion and the Korea...


Pop singer collaborates with other artists
Jun 04, 2015
Pop star G-Dragon is ready to meet his fans once again, not with songs this time, but with artwork. The “Peace Minus One: Beyond the Stage” exhibition, slated to kick off June 9 at the Seoul Museum of Art in central Seoul, will showcase more than 200 works of art, whethe...


Woodblocks unveil ancient technology, aesthetics
Jun 04, 2015
A copy of 'The Five Moral Rules, With Illustrations' (top) and its woodblock (bottom). A book from the late 18th century tells the story of a woman known to be the wife of a farmer named Domi during the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C. - A.D. 660). Though pursued by King Gaero (r. 455-4...


Get a taste of Korea in Milan
Jun 03, 2015
The Korean Pavilion at the World Exposition Milano 2015 hosted its Korea Night on June 1. Some 80 people from a diverse range of culinary backgrounds visited the pavilion to dine on Korean cuisine. There were chefs from Italy, Austria and countries from around the world and peopl...

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BEEF-ore You Eat: A Guide To Korean Beef
Jun 03, 2015
My first taste of Hanu (한우,Korean beef) was when I visited Wonju. It is near the town of Hoengseong (횡성군), the ultimate source of high quality beef in South Korea.  The experience was unforgettable due to the flavor and tenderness. Since then, I’ve been very particular whene...


Korean mountains via stamps: Seoraksan
Jun 03, 2015
Seoraksan Mountain (설악산, 雪嶽山) covers almost 400 square kilometers and is the third highest mountain in South Korea, behind Hallasan and Jirisan. The mountain's lower reaches stretch as far as Sokcho City and Yangyang-gun, Goseong-gun and Inje-gun counties. As seen in its name, sn...

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Researchers restore ancient smelting technology
May 29, 2015
Iron smelting was one of the most important skills held by ancient civilizations, and efforts to restore such methods are currently underway in Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). On May 27 and 28, the Jungwon National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage cond...


Feel the charm of Arabic culture, arts
May 29, 2015
Do the words "the Arab region" mean the same thing as "the Middle East"? Is there any difference between “Islam” and “Arab”?Answers to these questions can be found at the eighth Arab Cultural Festival that will take place from May 28 to June 23 in both Seoul and Busan. This annu...


Frida Kahlo exhibit comes to Korea for first time
May 28, 2015
"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint," once said renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) describing at the same time her suffering and passion for painting. Kahlo was born to a Hungarian German father and a mestizo mother...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan Mountain
May 28, 2015
People who climb to the top of Cheongwangbok Peak, the highest point on Jirisan Mountain, are overwhelmed by the amazing view of the endless sea of clouds. Toward the west of the mountain's rocky wall there is an inscription engraved on the rock, "Cheonju," meaning, "a pillar hol...