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Korean saunas booming in US: NYT
Jan 03, 2017
The New York Times sheds new light on the habits and traditions of Korean public baths and spas, traditions that date back centuries, in a Jan. 2 article titled 'A Korean Spa Offers Saunas, Bibimbap and a Taste of Home in New Jersey.' The article takes readers to King Spa & F...

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Exhibition to celebrate the year of red rooster
Jan 03, 2017
The year of monkey has past and the year of rooster has come. The National Folk Museum of Korea organized special exhibition “Rooster – Greet the Dawn” that displays drawings, craftworks and household items related to chicken and introduces relevant legends, proverbs and importan...

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Korean recipes: Sikhye, Maejakgwa (식혜, 매작과)
Dec 30, 2016
Decorated with a few floating grains, chilled rice punch or sikhye (식혜) is one of the widely loved traditional beverages in Korea. Sikhye is made from barley malt powder and rice. It is characterized by its unique sweet flavor. It is originally enjoyed in winter but many people...

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Museum storage evolves from preserving to opening
Dec 27, 2016
The National Folk Museum of Korea will build an open storage and information center in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province, by 2020. Unlike existing museum storage, the new structure will be an open space for information where visitors can access exhibits, information, education and enjoy...

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Food Culture Center 'Eeum' explores Korean cuisine
Dec 23, 2016
The Korea Traditional Food Culture Center Eeum opens near Gangnam Station in Seoul on Dec. 22. The first floor of the center is a gallery space for a wide variety of traditional liquor, available for purchase. Eeum, a new cultural center that connects the past, present and f...

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Hanji used to restore Italian Chartula
Dec 21, 2016
Hanji was chosen as the material to help restore the Chartula, one of the most beloved items of Italian cultural heritage. The Chartula is a handwritten prayer on parchment by St. Francis of Assisi (1182~1226), a Roman Catholic saint and one of the patron saints of Italy, ...

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K-Ribbon Selection lands in Hong Kong
Dec 21, 2016
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launches the K-Ribbon Selection exhibit on Dec. 14 at the PMQ in Hong Kong, a hub for the creative industries. The exhibit runs until Dec. 28. "The products displayed at the exhibit showed off the uniqueness of Korean culture. The elab...

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Lady Macbeth sings pansori
Dec 20, 2016
"Lady Macbeth", a special musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy "Macbeth", sang in pansori, a form of traditional storytelling with music (판소리) and jeongga, a genre of traditional Korean song (정가, 正歌) will be performed from Dec. 21 to 30 at the National Gugak Center. ...

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Egyptian treasures explore journey to afterlife
Dec 20, 2016
The Coffin of Thothirdes, from around 700-400 B.C., is displayed at the National Museum of Korea as part of an exhibit showcasing Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. The ancient Egyptians believed that death marked the beginning of a journey to eternal life. The "Book ...

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Korean recipes: Dongchimi radish water kimchi
Dec 16, 2016
Dongchimi (동치미) is a variety of kimchi enjoyed during the winter months. The dish is comprised of a clear, savory brine, salted white radish and fragrant herbs. The crunchy white radish and flavorful brine create a wonderful harmony. It is neither spicy nor salty and can be e...