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Rendezvous with fashion & culture
Jul 17, 2014
This year's theme at Fashion KODE 2014 is “Wearing Culture.” Fashion KODE is a clothing and accessories fair where designers can meet buyers face to face, allowing people to learn directly about the participating brands from the designers themselves, and to purchase clothes at th...

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Korean classical music, dance, theater showcased in Lon...
Jul 16, 2014
A wide range of Korean culture from music to dance has been shown in and around London as one of the main themes - Seoul in the City - of the 52nd City of London Festival, which started on June 22. The "Seoul in the City" opening ceremony is held at the Korean Cultural Ce...

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‘Cultural Partners’ bridge different cultures
Jul 16, 2014
On July 12, all attention was focused on a group of international musicians as they started playing unfamiliar, exotic musical instruments on a domestic stage. Their instruments, including Uzbekistan’s stringed gijjak, similar to a violin, Mongolia’s morin khuur, a violin-sized s...

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jul 15, 2014
This is the seventh part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Remove the Onggi from the kilnAfter the firing is finished for the kiln and the potteries to cool off while the kiln is sealed. This is because the potteries, if exposed to the outside air...

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Korean literature in English: Yi Chong-jun’s ‘Your Para...
Jul 15, 2014
“The kind of person who has a transcendent willpower, who loves the art of written letters, and a writer who breaks down religious boundaries with written pieces, and who brings to light our society and reality with intellectual, brilliant written words.” These are some assessmen...

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Reality TV shows come under global spotlight
Jul 15, 2014
Korean reality TV shows are attracting a growing amount of interest from international fans. It was the traditional perception of the media that, unlike soap operas and K-pop music that help people communicate via melodies, rhythm and subtitles, reality programs would not so easi...

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World mailbox tour via Facebook
Jul 11, 2014
'Korea Clickers,' the Facebook page run by Korea.net, was inspired by Korea Post's recent Facebook photo of an extra large mailbox, into asking a question to its 130 thousand Korea fans on July 9. Korean mailbox posted on the Facebook of Korea Post (photo: Lee Jaeseok)We aske...

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From Monet to Munch, modern Western art trends are all ...
Jul 10, 2014
The works of renowned painters in Western art history from the late 19th century to 20th century are on display at two different exhibits at Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center. There is a retrospective from renowned Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) and an exhi...

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Korea.net's list of must-see films: Seopyonje
Jul 10, 2014
Seopyonje (1993) Directed by Im Kwon-taek  It is the early 1960s. A man in his 30s arrives at a tavern in the countryside. He thinks about his past as he listens to a rendition of pansori, a traditional form of lyrical storytelling, being played by the owner of the t...

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‘Yeowoorak’ festival blurs musical boundaries
Jul 10, 2014
These days, “collaboration” efforts have become the key factors for success in every field, factors that lead to something “new” and something “novel.” Music is no exception. There are collaborative activities going on across many genres of music. One good example is the ongoing ...