Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tokyo hosts Korea-Japan Festival despite high bilateral tension

A samulnori (traditional Korean percussion quartet) troupe performs on Sept. 28 at the 2019 Korea-Japan Festival at Hibiya Park in Tokyo. By Kim Eun-young and Lee Jihae Photos = Korean Cultural...

Korea named ‘partner country’ by global tourism event in Spain

FITUR, or the International Tourism Festival to be hosted by Spain from Jan. 22-26 next year, will feature Korea as a partner country during...

Int’l symposium in Seoul explores modern art’s future

Korean Culture and Information Service Director Kim Tae-hoon on Sept. 20 gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the international symposium 2019 Korea...

Peace concert at DMZ features traditional music giants, cellist Ma

Globally renowned Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (center), samulnori pioneer Kim Duk-soo (fifth on stage from the right) and leading pansori vocalist Ahn Sook-sun on Sept. 9 perform...

Thailand’s interest in Korean-language education grows

First lady Kim Jung-sook (center in the second row) and Naraporn Chan-o-cha (left in the second row), the wife of Thai Prime Minister Prayut...

Main throne hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace to be opened to public

The eojwa (king's throne) is at the center of Geunjeongjeon Hall at Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Royal Palaces and Tombs Center of Cultural Heritage Administration) By Kang Gahui and Kim Hwaya  Geunjeongjeon...

Film festival in Belgium highlights KCC’s July events

The exhibit "Project on #6 – Memory of Division" will be held from July 19 to Aug. 31 at the Korean Cultural Center in...

Seoul COEX hosts int’l wines and spirits expo

The Seoul International Wines & Spirits Expo 2019 is being held from June 20-22 at the Seoul COEX. By Kim Minji Photos = Jeon Han Video = Kim Sunjoo  Seoul |...

Dano

The holiday of Dano (단오, 端午) falls on Friday, June 7, this year and corresponds to the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Dano...

KCC events in June to feature films, books, music, food

The Korean Cultural Center in New York on June 29 will host a performance of gugak(traditional Korean music) called "Kokdu, a Story of Guardian Angels"...

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...

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