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Food Culture Center 'Eeum' explores Korean cuisine
Dec 23, 2016
The Korea Traditional Food Culture Center Eeum opens near Gangnam Station in Seoul on Dec. 22. The first floor of the center is a gallery space for a wide variety of traditional liquor, available for purchase. Eeum, a new cultural center that connects the past, present and f...

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Hanji used to restore Italian Chartula
Dec 21, 2016
Hanji was chosen as the material to help restore the Chartula, one of the most beloved items of Italian cultural heritage. The Chartula is a handwritten prayer on parchment by St. Francis of Assisi (1182~1226), a Roman Catholic saint and one of the patron saints of Italy, ...


K-Ribbon Selection lands in Hong Kong
Dec 21, 2016
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launches the K-Ribbon Selection exhibit on Dec. 14 at the PMQ in Hong Kong, a hub for the creative industries. The exhibit runs until Dec. 28. "The products displayed at the exhibit showed off the uniqueness of Korean culture. The elab...


Lady Macbeth sings pansori
Dec 20, 2016
"Lady Macbeth", a special musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy "Macbeth", sang in pansori, a form of traditional storytelling with music (판소리) and jeongga, a genre of traditional Korean song (정가, 正歌) will be performed from Dec. 21 to 30 at the National Gugak Center. ...


Egyptian treasures explore journey to afterlife
Dec 20, 2016
The Coffin of Thothirdes, from around 700-400 B.C., is displayed at the National Museum of Korea as part of an exhibit showcasing Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. The ancient Egyptians believed that death marked the beginning of a journey to eternal life. The "Book ...


Korean recipes: Dongchimi radish water kimchi
Dec 16, 2016
Dongchimi (동치미) is a variety of kimchi enjoyed during the winter months. The dish is comprised of a clear, savory brine, salted white radish and fragrant herbs. The crunchy white radish and flavorful brine create a wonderful harmony. It is neither spicy nor salty and can be e...


K-drama masterpieces (6): ‘Jealousy’
Dec 15, 2016
The 16-episode TV series ‘Jealousy,’ aired on MBC in 1992, hit the highest viewer ratings of 56.1 percent. A 1992 TV drama series sparked romance, and also jealousy across Korea. Aired on MBC from June to July of 1992, the 16-episode TV drama “Jealousy (질투)” depicted th...


Seoul fair offers glimpse into craftsmanship
Dec 09, 2016
Visitors appreciate exhibits at the 2016 Craft Trend Fair at COEX in Seoul on Dec. 8. The 2016 Craft Trend Fair "has always produced encounters and creations,” said Cho Yoonsun, minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In its 11th year, the fair is a platfo...


American, French novels set in Korea
Dec 08, 2016
Two non-Korean novels have embraced the look, smell and emotions of Korea. One is written by an author from the U.S. and the other by an author from France. Their novels have one aspect in common: the stories are set in Korea and the characters are Korean. The story o...


Experience Japan with 'culture discovery boxes'
Dec 07, 2016
A press briefing is held to introduce the new Culture Discovery Box focusing on Japan, at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul on Dec. 5. Curator Gu Min Gyeong explains the randoseru (란도셀, ランドセル), a backpack used by Japanese elementary school students. The maneki neko, th...