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Gamin's sounds of wind
Jul 25, 2016
Gamin plays traditional Korean musical instruments.It feels that I really hear the sounds of wind when Gamin plays the traditional Korean musical instruments piri, a double reed bamboo wind instrument similar to an oboe, and saenghwang, a free reed mouth organ made from 17 bamboo...

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'Taste of Korea' attracts chefs from around the world
Jul 25, 2016
The final stages of the 'Global Taste of Korea Contest 2016' take place at KBS Hall in Seoul on July 20. Chefs from around the world have presented their own interpretations of traditional Korean recipes in the final stages of the "Global Taste of Korea Contest 2016," held at KB...


Future of comics mapped out in Bucheon
Jul 25, 2016
The upcoming Bucheon International Comics Festival, set to run at the Korea Manhwa Museum in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, from July 27 to 31, will showcase a wide range of comic books and graphic novels from around the world. A comic book and graphic novel-themed festival ...


'Traditions combined with modernity; fresh and cool'
Jul 22, 2016
The traditional performance troupe Gwanggaeto Samul and the b-boying crew M.B. Crew put on a joint performance during the 'Hello Mr. K!' concert at Yonsei University in Seoul on July 21. Taekwondo moves were performed to K-pop beats, a traditional samulnori troupe came to the s...


Korean recipes: samgyetang
Jul 22, 2016
In the summertime, we can often see streams of people queuing up around samgyetang restaurants, especially during the three -bok days in the heart of summer: Chobok (초복, 初伏), Jungbok (중복, 中伏) and Malbok (말복, 末伏). This year they fall on July 17, July 27 and Aug. 16, respectively. ...


Exhibit spotlights time-honored summer foods
Jul 21, 2016
Visitors browse some of the invigorating dishes that ancient people used to enjoy in the summer, at the ‘One Summer Day’s Repose: Taste, Palate & Healing’ exhibition currently underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea. With no air conditioners or electroni...


World learns Gwanak-gu’s lifelong learning system
Jul 15, 2016
A Russian delegation of researchers that studies lifelong learning meets with representatives from Gwanak-gu District to discuss the district’s policies on lifelong learning, on July 12 in Seoul. Pictured is Professor Nina Litvinova Petrowna (left) who leads the delegation as she...


Korean language teachers from around the world gather i...
Jul 13, 2016
As Korean soap operas, movies and pop music grows in popularity on the global scene, interest in the Korean language has naturally also started to kick in. Thirteen King Sejong Institutes, which offer Korean language classes, were launched in 2007, first in Mongolia, China and th...

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'One Spoon on This Earth' (1999, t. 2013) by Hyun Ki-Yo...
Jul 12, 2016
Father. Hambagigul, the Origin. Pig's Nose. Home. Great Grandfather. Snow Covered Mt. Halla. King Crows. Political Speeches. Mountain people, Mountain Rioters. Great Leader's Final Day. Snot. Electric Light. Worms. Hunger. Sea Crab "Kingi." Drought. Waiting for the Rain. Monster....


Chinese TV station films Korean traditions
Jul 11, 2016
A camera crew for the travel TV show 'Travelling to Beautiful China's Rural Towns' films the making of hot mushroom and beef stew, a dish enjoyed by Joseon royalty, at a Korean restaurant in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do Province, on July 9. The crew from the TV station CCTV-7 is in ...