Monday, January 7, 2019

Bucket list for Korea arrives as 2019 calendar

KOCIS begins distributing its 2019 calendar on Dec. 3. The calendar is centered on activities that non-Koreans put on their bucket list during their...

Familiar yet new, transformation of Korean desserts amuses all

Korean dessert varieties are featured at the Korean Dessert Table, part of the “Seoul Dessert Show,” at COEX, Gangnam-gu District, Seoul, on Nov. 28....

Kokdu, the guide to the otherworld

The actors present “Kokdu,” a gugak musical that portrays the story of kkokdu or kokdu, the guardian spirit, on Nov. 15. By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin  Photos...

Peace on the Korean Peninsula’ promotional video garners 3 million views online

“The Origin of the War,” a new promotional video released by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) on Nov. 7 delivers the message...

The beauty of Korean parks is captured in photos

By Oh Hyun Woo and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Korea National Park Service Video = Korea National Park ServiceThe red sunset glow over Bukhansan National Park, the glittering stars...

Korean Cultural Center gets makeover in Argentina

Director Kim Tae-hoon of KOCIS (fourth from left) and Argentinean Secretary of State for Culture in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Culture...

Asian writers gather in Gwangju for peace

The 2nd Asian Literature Festival 2018, to be held in Gwangju from Nov. 6 to 9, invites Asian writers to talk about peace in...

Making soybean paste becomes a national heritage item

The Cultural Heritage Administration announced on Nov. 1 that 'Jang Damgeugi (Making Soybean Paste)' is to be registered as an intangible cultural property. The photo shows how meju,...

Hello Mr. K 2018!

International students show off their K-pop dance moves on stage during the Hello Mr. K 2018 concert, held at the Chungnam National University in...

Indie films show different sides of Korea in Berlin

The Korean Cultural Center holds the second ‘Korea Independent Film Festival’ in Berlin, Germany, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10. Katti Jisuk Seo’s documentary...

Follow in the footsteps of King Sejong the Great

King Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Yi Dynasty of the Joseon Kindom (1392-1910), is known for creating the Hangeul writing system,...

Chilgungje, Ancestral Ritual for Seven Shrines

It's Oct. 22, and we are at Chilgung (칠궁), a collection of seven shrines located behind Gyeongbokgung Palace and next to Cheong Wa Dae. Chilgung,...

Montpellier mayor to receive Korean Order of Cultural Merit

Mayor of Montpellier, France, Philippe Saurel has been selected as a recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit, Hwagwan metal, for promoting Korean arts...

Culinary heritage from 12 head families display essence of Korean food

Director-General Han Gwijeong from the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences explains the importance of the recipes from head families during the press briefing held...

Talk Talk Korea 2018 contest winners rediscover Korean culture

Director Kim Tae-hoon of the Korean Culture and Information Service (right) listens to an explanation about the winning work of Piper Bo, a 15-year-old...

Korean music captivates crowds in Paris

President Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook and performers wave to the audience at the Korea-France Friendship Concert held in Paris on Oct. 14. By Lee...

Enjoy Hanbok Culture Week from Oct 15 to 21

Models pose on the runway at a fashion show held during Hanbok Day at Gyeongbokgung Palace on Oct. 20, 2017. (Korea.net DB) By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Hanbok,...

“Translation, interpretation spreads Korean culture abroad”

Song Seung-Whan, the chief director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, delivers the keynote speech for the 19th Interpreting...

Busan celebrates international film festival

The opening ceremony of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) beingheld at the Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae, Busan, on Oct. 4 By Hahm Hee-eun Photos...

Hangeul meets creativity

‘Chaban,’ Grand Prize of the 4th Hangeul Idea Award By Xu Aiying and Kim Min-Jeung  Photos = Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) The winners of the Hangeul Idea Award, which...

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