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Korean novel wins Mexican teen hearts
Apr 04, 2016
The novel 'Wizard Bakery' by Gu Byeong-mo is developing a fan base among Mexican teenagers. The novel "Wizard Bakery" by Korean author Gu Byeong-mo has been making waves across Mexican social media outlets. The novel, translated as "La Panaderia Encantada"...


Korean recipes: rice cake & punch with azaleas
Apr 01, 2016
After enduring the winter, mountains and fields are now tinted with flowers. When spring flowers are in full bloom, people from all social standings used to enjoy the weather while appreciating the flowers. On the day of Samjitnal (삼짇날), the third day of the third ...


Korea, Nigeria enjoy poetry fiesta
Apr 01, 2016
Korea and Nigeria have enjoyed a fiesta of poetry. The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN) and the Arojah Theatre held the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Fiesta 2016 to mark World Poetry Day on March 21. The event was attended by approximately 100 people, including Wale Okediran, ...


Royal gatekeeper protects the country
Mar 29, 2016
Officer Ryu Sigyeong from the Seoul Jongno Police Station holds up his certificate of appointment. He was appointed as an honorary chief royal gatekeeper during a ceremonial 'chief royal guard appointment ceremony' at Gyeongbokgung Palace. "Protecting the palace is the sam...

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Manuscripts of Joseon royalty
Mar 28, 2016
The Yeolseong eoje (열성어제, 列聖御製) is a collection of 59 volumes of manuscripts written by Joseon kings. The National Palace Museum of Korea owns seven of the volumes. The Yeolseong eoje (열성어제, 列聖御製) refers to writings in prose and verse by kings from Joseon times (1392-1910). It'...


Korean recipes: injeolmi pounded rice cake
Mar 25, 2016
Injeolmi is a rice cake made from a mixture of glutinous rice powder and powdered soybeans. It's a type of chewy, sticky rice cake. Injeolmi is regularly served on the table at traditional weddings. It was also offered as one of the main wedding foods offered by the bride to the ...


Enjoy palace views from Gyeonghoeru Pavilion
Mar 25, 2016
The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace will be open to the public from April through to the end of October. Gyeonghoeru is the largest pavilion in Korea. The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace will be open to the public from April 1 to October 21, fo...


Korean dance gets French makeover
Mar 24, 2016
In 'Shigane Nai,' a new performance co-produced by the National Dance Company of Korea and the French Theatre National de Chaillot, past and present forms of traditional Korean dance come together on stage. Traditional Korean dance has been imbued with French flair. ...


Korea, France celebrate 130-year friendship
Mar 24, 2016
The “Year of France in Korea” kicked off on March 23 in Seoul, aimed at being a retrospect over the past 130 years of friendship between Seoul and Paris. Held as part of the “Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges” and in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of the e...


Poet Pak Mogwol, the Epitome of Pure Lyricism
Mar 23, 2016
Born in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province in 1915, Pak Mogwol first became well known for writing children’s poetry. In 1933, his poem “Tong-ttak-ttak Tong-ttak-ttak” was selected for a prize by the magazine Child, and in the same year another poem, “Welcoming the Swallows,” wa...