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Jogakbo quilting retains traditional patterns, c...
Jan 07, 2015
Pillows decorated in the traditional jogakbo patchwork pattern show the harmony of colors. “The traditional arts will always be successful,” said Kang Keum Seong, a handicraft designer at ViiN Collection. She makes bedding, clothes and craftworks using the traditional jogakbo pat...


A glimpse at Joseon royal seals
Jan 06, 2015
Ancient documents and books from Joseon times (1392-1910) were traditionally marked with stamps or seals. The royal stamp, called the eobo (御寶) represented the king’s official approval. The king’s stamp is one of Joseon's royal traditions, a tradition that represents the king’s p...


KBS launches history documentary website
Jan 06, 2015
Well-known history TV documentaries can now be enjoyed at a new portal site. To mark the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese imperialism, Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has launched a new website, the KBS History Portal, (, on January 1...


Domestic movies dominant for four straight years
Jan 02, 2015
In 2014, domestic films captured over 50 percent of the local movie market for the fourth straight year. According to local box office data, total movie ticket sales hit a record of 215 million last year, an increase of 0.8 percent from the 213 million tickets sold in 2013, annou...


38 countries send greetings to Korea
Jan 02, 2015
“Korea Clickers!, please continue giving us awesome news on Korean politics and culture!”- The Philippines"All South Koreans are good, they have a good time without anything bad.”– Colombia“Thanks for sharing Korean information for the whole year.”– Indonesia“I am so glad that I ...


Korean poems in English: 'What Is Darkening'
Dec 31, 2014
"What Is Darkening," the fourth collection of poems by poet Ra Hee-duk (b.1966), has now been translated and published in English. The book talks about her concept of life and her faith. The book includes the poems "What Is Darkening," "Near the Peach Tree," "A Month for an Ax," ...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'The Wedding Day'
Dec 31, 2014
The second series of Korean film stamps issued by Korea Post in 2008 contains four representative films from after liberation, from 1945 through to the 1960s. This single sheet of stamps includes "Mother and the Guest" (1961), "The Seaside Village" (1965), "The Coachman" (1961) a...


The Weaver and the Cow Herdsman: A tale of two lovers w...
Dec 29, 2014
This is a story of star-crossed lovers—quite literally: a tale of both great beauty and tremendous sadness. It begins with the Sky King, or Ruler of the Universe, who had a daughter named Jingnyeo, which translates as “weaver girl.” In addition to being a loyal daughter, Jingnyeo...


Stories from people who fell in love with Korea
Dec 29, 2014
A group of Korea fans recently gathered in Seoul from around the globe to show their passion and love for Korea. They are the winners of the "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, the 2014 Global Contents Annual Event jointly run by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS),...


‘Ode to My Father’ portrays Korea's recent past
Dec 26, 2014
The film “Ode to My Father” is warming hearts across society these days, especially as we approach the year end. The movie takes place in Korea from the 1950s to the 1980s. As of December 24, eight days after its first screening, it has recorded more than 2.3 million ticket sales...