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Daejeon festival serves up wine, food, music
Oct 07, 2014
More than 10,000 wines were featured at a special festival that took place in Daejeon from October 2 to 5. The 3rd Daejeon International Food & Wine Festival was underway at various venues across the city, including the Daejeon Trade Exhibition Center, the Daejeon Convention ...


Int'l press flies in to capture Korean color
Oct 07, 2014
One international media organization after another keeps flying to Korea. Broadcasters from as far away as North America and even the Middle East arrive in Korea and travel to every nook and cranny across the nation, finding a variety of aspects about Korea to show their audience...


Seoul Traditional Temple Week welcomes visitors to temp...
Oct 06, 2014
This October, people will have the opportunity to appreciate many aspects of traditional Buddhism in Korea. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism will jointly host the Seoul Traditional Temple Week over three days from October 10 to 12. Seo...


K Festival brings culture and passion to Incheon
Oct 06, 2014
The K Festival, a series of K-pop concerts, brought some excitement to Moonlight Park in the Songdo International Business District in Incheon on October 3 and 4. The Hallyu festival was organized by the Incheon Development & Tourism Corporation featured fashion shows, film s...


Joseon era porcelain emanates azure beauty
Oct 06, 2014
Blue and white porcelain adorned with cobalt-colored glazes started to be mass-produced during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The artistic ability then spread to Korea, Japan and even reached as far as Europe. In the early 15th century, artists of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) br...

141002_korean_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: Deep Blue Night
Oct 02, 2014
Deep Blue Night (1985) Directed by Bae Chang-ho Paek Hobin, played by Ahn Sung-ki, is an illegal immigrant in the U.S. He is determined to do anything for money, in order to bring his pregnant wife from Korea to the U.S. In San Diego, however, he is dating a Ms. Han, p...


Classical music romanticizes autumn nights
Oct 02, 2014
A classical music feast featuring Mozart, Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Elgar has kicked off to welcome October's autumn nights. The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra will present a series of special classical music concerts throughout the month. The Seoul Philharmonic Orc...


Repository of national intangible heritage opens in Jeo...
Oct 02, 2014
The world's only repository complex for a nation's intangible cultural heritage has been born.The National Intangible Heritage Center (NITH) in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), has recently opened its doors. It is at the forefront of inheriting and managing for the f...

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Childhood reminiscences via old stamps - Part 1
Oct 02, 2014
In 1969 and 1970, Korea Post printed a series of stamps featuring five traditional children's folktales. Kids today may read fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen, or even tales from the brothers Grimm. Some just read the reinvented Disney stories and some may just know cartoons,...


Cultural exchanges bring Korea, Japan closer
Oct 02, 2014
On September 27, a range of harmonious sounds played on traditional drums rang out across the streets in the heart of Tokyo. The beats were emanating from both Korean and Japanese traditional drums being played at the “Korea-Japan Festival 2014 in Tokyo,” running from Septem...