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Presidential Hanbok draws attention in Paris
Sep 25, 2015
Traditional Hanbok dresses worn by President Park Geun-hye have attracted the attention of the French people. An exhibition on Korean fashion opened on Sept. 19 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is a part of the "Korea Now! Craft, Design, Fashion an...


Hanbok fashion show lights up Canberra
Sep 24, 2015
A Hanbok fashion show was held on Sept. 22 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Models including Jang Yoon-ju showed off the beauty of traditional Korean attire in front of an audience of about 1,300 fashionistas. It was the first time for a solely Hanb...


Korea, Japan share art, tourism, traditions
Sep 21, 2015
The Korea-Japan Festival 2015 in Seoul was held at the COEX convention center in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul, on Sept. 20. Various programs took place on the day to help people better understand the cultures and traditions of each country. Programs included celebratory co...


Paris skies glow with Taegeukgi colors
Sep 21, 2015
The Eiffel Tower turns red and blue as a light show projects the national Taegeukgi flag onto the structure on Sept. 18. The sky over Paris was tinged red, white and blue on Sept. 18. Korea and France hosted a light show that projected the national Taegeukgi f...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...