Kimchi, the spicy, fermented vegetable dish that Korea is famous for, and kimjang, the culture of making and sharing the dish, have become recognized world treasures.
Kimjang has been added to Unesco's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced yesterday.
The decision was made at a meeting of Unesco's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held from Dec. 2 to 7 in Baku, Azerbaijan...More
A festival on traditional Korean performing arts is being held in Seoul this month. The 2013 Korea Traditional Performing Arts Festival will be held every third day from December 2 to 11 at the Korea Cultural House (KOUS) in Daechi-dong, southern Seoul.
The Korean title of the festival "Ttwilpan, Nolpan, Salpan" holds symbolic meaning. "Ttwilpan" means people moving and running dynamically full of excitement on the stage. "Nolpan" is a garden where many people can mingle with others in a festive air. "Salpan" stands for the condition of a person who is energetic and happy with good news and a strong desire for life.
This festival is designed to showcase traditional Korean theatrical plays in a modern way; in these traditional performances, actors entertain and amuse audiences through their words and physical actions...More
German jazz aficionados are being treated to jazz direct from Korea. In celebration of the 130th anniversary of Korea-Germany diplomatic relations, the Jazz Korea Festival 2013 is taking place in nine major cities across Germany including Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich from November 28 to December 8.
The first Korean jazz festival in Germany, it was jointly organized by German jazz musicians who have experienced Korean jazz, alongside the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Berlin...More
The fashion project "Cutting Edge Fashion W Hotel & Ceci" started with Park Seung-gun's pushButton show last Thursday at the W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel, Gwangjang-dong, eastern Seoul. (Photo by Park Sang-moon)
Ceci magazine and the W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel have teamed up to nurture up-and-coming Korean fashion designers. The first product of the collaboration was "Cutting Edge Fashion W Hotel & Ceci" that was held at the hotel in Gwangjang-dong, eastern Seoul, on Thursday...More
The Association of Spouses of Ambassadors in Korea kicked off their art exhibition at the Raemian Gallery in central Seoul on Nov. 25. By Park Sang-moon
The Association of Spouses of Ambassadors in Korea kicked off an art exhibition by its members that included handmade hanbok (traditional Korean dress), photographs and a table made of hanji or handmade traditional paper.
The exhibit, "Artistic Expressions by Spouses of Ambassadors", ran through last Friday.
It highlighted the cultural blending of 16 spouses of foreign ambassadors; a syntheses of their own cultural and professional backgrounds with their varied experiences of life in Korea...More
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