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Special exhibition spotlights 70-year history of tradit...
Sep 18, 2015
A special exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, chronicles the past 70 years of trends in traditional Hanbok attire. A special exhibition currently underway at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, sheds new light on the h...

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Music, dance festival expands to Silla capital
Sep 15, 2015
The percussion group Drum Cat wows the crowd during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Korea in Motion festival, held along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in central Seoul. The festival this year is being held in Seoul and Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. A wide range...

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Craftworks to blossom at Cheongju Int'l Biennale
Sep 14, 2015
An old tobacco factory, the venue of the 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, has been turned into a large work of art covered with over 300,000 CDs. The 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, an exhibition of modern crafts from around the world, is onl...

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Traditional Hanok homes become musical stages
Sep 14, 2015
Musicians perform on a corner in the Bukchon Hanok Village in Jongno-gu District, central Seoul, on Sept. 12 during the Bukchon Music Festival. Musical tunes both traditional and modern resonated across the Bukchon Hanok Village, a neighborhood home to numerous traditi...

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World shares its thoughts about Korea & Koreans
Sep 10, 2015
A special contest kicked off on Sept. 7 in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of independence this year. Running until Nov. 8, the “National Brand Contest” welcomes neighbors from all around the world to share their thoughts and ideas about what they think of Korea and the Kor...

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Modern crafts to be shown in France
Sep 09, 2015
Contemporary Korean sculptures and craftworks will soon be on display at the Grand Palais museum in Paris. The Revelations: International Biennale of Fine Craft and Creation Fair will take place from Sept. 10 to 13. In celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Korea-Franc...

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Korea via stamps, poet Yun Dong-ju
Sep 09, 2015
Wishing not to have So much as a speck of shame Toward heaven until the day I die, I suffered, even when the wind stirred the leaves. With my heart singing to the stars, I shall love all things that are dying. And I must walk the road That has been given to m...

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Mozambique, Sri Lanka win King Sejong prize
Sep 09, 2015
People attend classes on offer at the Progress Association in Mozambique. The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize has gone jointly to Mozambique's Progress Association and Sri Lanka’s National Institute of Education on Sept. 8, International Literacy Day. The M...

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London festival showcases traditional, modern music
Sep 09, 2015
SUM, a traditional Korean musical ensemble, presents the opening performance at the second K-Music Festival at South Bank in London on Sept. 1. The sound of traditional Korean music filled an auditorium in downtown London. The traditional Korean music ensemble SUM performed a r...

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Asia-wide cultural center opens to public
Sep 08, 2015
Walking down an alleyway next to the former provincial government offices of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) along Geumnam-ro Street in Gwangju leads visitors to an underground city. A broad plaza is surrounded by a glass and steel building. The historic venue of the May 18 ...