Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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...

Traditional dance, music set to dazzle over Lunar New Year’s holiday

The National Gugak Center in Seoul from Feb. 5-6 will showcase "Pig Taryeong." The photo shows a dance featuring cranes, the lotus flower and...

Inaugural trade fair reflects rise of veganism in Korea

Visitors stop by booths at Korea’s first Vegan Festa from Jan. 25-27 at aT Center in Seoul. By Kim Hyelin and Kim Minji Photos = Kim Hyelin Visitors at a food...

Korea, Denmark to mark 60 years of bilateral ties through ‘Year of Culture’

This photo from on Oct. 20, 2018, shows President Moon Jae-in (left) and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen holding a summit at Christiansborg...

Top 5 overseas events hosted by Korean Cultural Centers in 2018

Korean Cultural Centers around the world in 2018 hosted a number of exciting events. Highlights included (clockwise from top left) a live screening in...

Xmas wishes from Korea, abroad stress peace and prosperity on peninsula

Cheong Wa Dae on Dec. 25 posts a photo of six puppies on its Facebook account as part of its Christmas greeting. The puppies...

Nat’l Folk Museum of Korea exhibit features Year of the Pig

The pig, a traditional symbol of fertility and wealth, is popular as a model for piggy banks. By Kang Gahui and Lee Hana Photos = National Folk Museum of...

Celebrating winter solstice the traditional Korean way

The National Folk Museum of Korea in a 2014 event reenacts dongji gosa (동지고사, 冬至告祀), a rite that offers patjuk (팥죽), or red bean porridge, to a family...

Hongeo: tastes far better than it smells

‘Hongeo samhap’ (홍어삼합) refers to the combination of fermented hongeo skate, kimchi and steamed pork. (Mokpo City Government) By Kim Eun-young, Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin Mokpo | Nov. 29, 2018 China’s...

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...

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