Singer-songwriter Lucid Fall, the stage name of Jo Yun-seok, has added a new entry to his unusual resume: translator. Jo's translation of "Budapest", a novel written by the Brazilian singer and writer Chico Buarque, was published yesterday.
Jo, whose own music is bossa nova-tinged folk, reportedly chose Buarque because he was also a fan of the Brazilian's music. To ensure the accuracy of the translation, Jo compared Japanese, English and French versions of "Budapest" over five years...More
"The Return After 100 Years' Absence, Yangsan Bubuchong" exhibition is underway at the Yangsan Museum in Gyeongsangnam-do. (photo courtesy of the Yangsan Museum)
An endless line of visitors has recently been flocking to the Yangsan Museum in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) to see a special exhibition, "The Return After 100 Years' Absence, Yangsan Bubuchong". There are 68 artifacts on display including a gilt-bronze crown, necklaces, earrings and a gilt-bronze saddle decoration, all excavated from the adjacent ancient tomb, Bubuchong. The sixth century relics were all found in and around Yangsan but were removed from the country and arrived in Japan some 70 years ago...More
"Blue as jasper, bright as crystal".
So said Yi Gyu-bo (1168-1241), a renowned literary servant and scholar from the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392), when he praised the beauty of Goryeo celadon in one of his writings. Goryeo celadon seems to hold a mysterious beauty thanks to its immortal blue-green color and its perfectly balanced shape.
Cranes carved on the surface of the porcelain seem to fly skyward with their wings open. Peonies in full bloom are so vividly drawn on the celadon that their petals seem to breathe. The jade-colored incense burner placed on lotus petals seems to fill the gallery with a beautiful fragrance...More
SEOUL PHOTO FESTIVAL 2013
Seoul Museum of Art, Jung District
To Sunday: The third edition of the annual festival, hosted by the city government, has the theme "Portraits of Our Time: 1883-2013" to look back on the modern history of Seoul and Korea through portraits of its people.
The festival's main exhibitions are divided into two parts: Part one is "Portraits in the Modern Era", and Part two is "Portraits Today". Part two includes typical portraits of models and celebrities for magazine covers over the period of fast economic growth, as well as portraits of ordinary people by photojournalists and fine-art photographers...More
Korea was ranked eighth in tourism branding among countries in Asia, according to a Spain-based consultancy agency,
Thailand topped tourism in the Asia ranking, which the company said reflected the amount of tourism-related information available online as well as the efficiency of the countries' tourism branding strategies. Turkey was runner-up, followed by China, Macao, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Japan was behind Korea in ninth place.
The company ranked Korea 13th in trade branding in Asia. China, Hong Kong and Singapore were the top three countries...More
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