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Chopsticks pick up culture
Feb 03, 2015
Park Yeon-ok, CEO of the Jeo-Jip chopsticks gallery, says that chopsticks are a medium through which Korean arts and traditions can spread across the world. Park Yeon-ok, CEO of the Jeo-Jip chopsticks gallery in Buam-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, says that chopsticks are culture....


Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel sings New Year’s greeting
Feb 02, 2015
Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel. (photo: Jeon Han) Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel, born on Jeju Island off the southernmost part of the peninsula, will be under the spotlight at the Seongnam Arts Center in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) on February 6. Accompanying him will be some of the n...


Ancient beads, marbles show Silk Road trade ties
Feb 02, 2015
According to historians and archeologists, during ancient times people used beads and marbles as symbolic accessories to represent one's social status. Recently, an international academic conference was held to explore ancient East Asian trade patterns, focusing on the exchange o...


Korean film via stamps -- ‘Chilsu and Mansu'
Jan 29, 2015
'Chilsu and Mansu' (1988) is directed by Park Kwang-su and is produced by Yun Bang Films. (image: Korea Post) In November 1988 when the movie "Chilsu and Mansu" premiered, Seoul had just successfully hosted the Summer Olympics for the first time and its spirit still hung in the a...


Hands-on traditional arts & crafts at national museum
Jan 29, 2015
There were classes held recently at the National Museum of Korea to help people learn about traditional arts and crafts. The museum offers calligraphy and mother-of-pearl classes, and ceramics and seal- or name stamp-making classes. Some 180 non-Korean residents and international...


President emphasizes cultural content
Jan 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized again the importance of well-made cultural content in contributing to communication between the generations and in promoting social integrity. On January 28, the first “Cultural Wednesday” of 2015, President Park watched the movie “Ode to My...

150129_korea_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: Heavenly Homecoming...
Jan 29, 2015
Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (1974) Directed by Lee Chang-ho GyeongAh, played by actress An In-suk, was bright and simple. She was dumped by her boyfriend and became the second wife of Lee ManJun, played by Yun Il-bong. Lee had driven his former wife to death because of his del...


Traditions of Ryukyu Kingdom come to life in Seoul
Jan 28, 2015
The Ryukyu Kingdom (琉球) was an independent kingdom that ruled over the Ryukyu Islands from 1429 until 1879. Today, it is Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost corner of Japan. Seoul recently played host to a series of special events that shone a light on the traditions of the anci...


Exhibits trace history of Gyeongsang
Jan 27, 2015
Two interesting exhibitions are underway in Gyeongsang-do (North and South Gyeongsang Provinces). The first is the “Dalseong, Matrix of Daegu” exhibit that has been going on at the Daegu National Museum. The exhibition focuses on the history of Dalseong-gun (Dalseong County) in c...


Sheffield, England, catches Korean sounds
Jan 26, 2015
The love of traditional Korean music has spread to Sheffield, England. Lately, interest in South Korea has been very high among students at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. In England, only three universities offer Korean as a major, and the University of ...