Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Media swarm to advance screening of Cannes’ top honoree ‘Parasite’

Director Bong Joon-ho and the cast members of "Parasite" on May 28 hold a media briefing after an advance media screening at the theater...

Swiss Embassy in Seoul unveils new Hanok-style building

The Swiss Embassy in Seoul's new building is a reinterpretation of a Hanok (traditional Korean house). (Kim Sunjoo) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Hwaya Seoul | May 16, 2019 The...

Korean Cultural Center in Tokyo marking 40th anniversary with events

The Korean Cultural Center in Tokyo, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has held the exhibition "Monochrome Monologue" and performance "Sounds Are Dancing" to...

Korean, Polish foods have common features: celebrity chef

Chef Karol Okrasa on May 13 introduces traditional Polish liquor made from wild berries during a “master class” cooking show at the Korean Cuisine...

Seoul’s lone Islamic street bustles at night during Ramadan

Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims, began on May 5 this year. This photo taken on May 7 shows Usadan-ro,...

K-pop contest finals, folk painting exhibit highlight May KCC events

The finals of a K-pop singing and dancing contest will be held from May 11-12 at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square nearby Hoan Kiem...

Korean Cultural Centers offer K-pop Academy classes

Participants learn K-Pop dance in a class of the 2018 K-pop Academy of Korean Cultural Center in Berlin, Germany. By Kim Hyelin and Lee Jihae  Photos = Korean Culture...

Jongmyo Daeje on Children’s Day

Jongmyo Daeje, a rite worshipping the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), was held at Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul on May 5. The annual ceremony is held...

Lotus Lantern Parade lights up Seoul

The Lotus Lantern Parade took place in central Seoul on May 4 as a ceremony to celebrate the Buddha's birth. The parade, the main event of the...

Joseon-era garden to be opened to public for 1st time in 200 years

Built in 1790, the garden Seongnakwon is open to visitors from April 23 to June 11 this year; it had been off-limits to the...

Royal Culture Festival to showcase Joseon history via high tech

The traditional Korean dance hwagwanmu is performed using high-tech lighting at Gyeonghoeru Pavilion of Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation) By Kang Gahui and Lee Jihae  The nine-day...

Guard post on eastern coast designated cultural heritage site

South Korea in 1953 built its first guard post on its eastern coast shortly after the two Koreas concluded the military armistice that ended...

KCC events in April to highlight pansori, Korean art, cinema, food

The poster for "Die Regentrude," a pansori-infused work by the Korean performing arts troupe Heebie Jeebie Juice, will make its debut in Germany this...

Program highlights cultures of 5 Central Asian nations

Every March 21, 12 Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan celebrate Nowruz, the first day of the new year under the Iranian...

Seoul exhibit to showcase artist interpretations of DMZ

“Landscape” by painter Park Se-jin shows three people -- a South Korean soldier, a North Korean soldier and the artist -- looking in different...

KCC in Hong Kong to mark 1st anniversary with art exhibit

"My Story" by Korean painter Hwang Yong-yop (Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong) By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya  The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Hong Kong from...

Korea, Philippines to mark 70th year of bilateral ties with cultural events

President Moon Jae-in (second from right) on June 4, 2018, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in their summit in Seoul. Both leaders...

Main halls of 2 Seoul palaces to be opened to public

Myeongjeongjeon Hall (National Treasure No. 266) at Changgyeonggung Palace in Seoul is the largest jeongjeon (main hall) in Korea. The interior of the one-story building will...

Korean Cultural Center directors discuss better promotional strategies in Seoul

Kim Tae-hoon, director of the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), on Feb. 11 stresses the importance of Korean Cultural Centers (KCCs) on their...

Japanese mystery novelist is Korea’s top-selling foreign author

The most popular foreign writer in Korea over the last decade is Keigo Higashino, a Japanese author best known for his mystery novels. The...

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