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Exhibition celebrates Year of the Monkey
Dec 24, 2015
Monkeys are not indigenous to the Korean Peninsula, but as one of the 12 animals of the East Asian zodiac, the monkey can be found in many aspects of Korean history and traditions. As the ninth zodiac animal, it symbolizes maternal love and success, and can act as a talisman to w...


Two 'Nutcrackers' enrich year-end celebrations
Dec 23, 2015
“The Nutcracker” is on its way to rekindle the innocence of childhood, as Christmas draws near. The classical ballet is based on the story of Germany-born E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” The tale begins on Christmas Eve when a young Marie receives a...


Korean recipes: patjuk red bean porridge
Dec 23, 2015
A staffer at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin-si City, Gyeoggi-do Province, offers patjuk, or rice and red bean porridge, to visitors to mark Dongji, the winter solstice, which falls on Dec. 22 this year. Earlier this week, it was easy to see people enjoying red bean porridge,...

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Eat your way across Korea -- kimchi soup
Dec 23, 2015
Korean cuisine just wouldn't be the same without its vast and various varieties of kimchi. There are 187 officially-recognized varieties of kimchi listed at the Kimchi Field Museum in southern Seoul. In reality, however, that number is most likely an underestimate, as every famil...


Stroll through a world of orchids
Dec 23, 2015
A Darwin's orchid is on exhibit at the National Institute of Ecology. The flower is associated with the naturalist Charles Darwin who correctly predicted that evolution would lead to the development of a species of moth with a long proboscis ideal for pollinating this specific pl...


Exhibition shows present, future of craftworks
Dec 22, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (right) looks around the 2015 Craft Trend Fair on Dec. 17 at COEX in southern Seoul. Ceramics and light fixtures that were created using 3-D printers were recently on display at a convention center in southern Seoul. ...

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Eat your way across Korea -- spicy soft tofu soup
Dec 15, 2015
The jagged rectangle of the Korean Peninsula juts southward out of Manchuria, at the far eastern edge of the Asian landmass. Being thusly located, Korea has always shared in East Asia's extraordinary wealth of vegetables and plant life. It's estimated that Western Europe has abou...


Smile with the best media content of 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Winners of the 2015 Korea Content Awards pose for a group photo on Dec. 8 at the COEX in southern Seoul. What media content was most popular this past year, making people burst into laughter and tears? The answers were found at the 2015 Korea Content Awards that took pl...


100 years of Korean, Japanese cuisine
Dec 10, 2015
There are Japanese izakaya in Seoul (left) and Korean samgyupsal barbequed pork restaurants (right) in Yokohama, Japan. An exhibit that shows the similarities and differences between Korean and Japanese cuisine is currently being held in Seoul. The National Folk...


The many faces of the British Museum come to Korea
Dec 08, 2015
Throughout history, in cultures from all around the world, people created artwork based on the human image. Starting Dec. 11, audiences in Seoul will be able to explore 176 works that exemplify this phenomenon by visiting the "Human Image - The British Museum Collections...