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Pure beauty of Joseon era’s white porcelain

More often, beauty is found in things that are simple and naive, or thrifty and pure, rather than with a fancy appearance. Among porcelains, plain white porcelains from the Joseon era are viewed as ...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:49

[Herald Interview] Kim Ki-soo, blurring gender barriers with makeup

Kim Ki-soo makes sure to captivate the audience when he films a makeup tutorial: he winks, chortles, bats his eyelashes and daintily lifts a brush with impeccably manicured fingers. “Smudge, smudge,...

Updated : 2017.04.18 14:41

[Seoul Saunter] Remnants of good ol’ days

Seoul is a vibrant megalopolis with modern high-rises crowding the city’s major arteries. Nestled among the gleaming buildings are maze-like alleys that appear to have escaped the passage of time. T...

Updated : 2017.04.17 16:02

[Eye Plus] Tugging for luck, for 500 years

The Gijisi Juldarigi Festival is a 500-year-old tradition that takes place annually in the city of Dangjin, located on the Asan Bay jetting out into the Yellow Sea, on the west coast. The festival ...

Updated : 2017.04.14 17:26

Two Korean films to compete in Cannes

South Korean directors Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" and Hong Sang-soo's "The Day After" will compete in this year's Cannes Film Festival set to open next month, the festival announced Thursday. They were a...

Updated : 2017.04.13 21:57

Ancient metal print types not used for ‘Jeungdoga’

The Cultural Heritage Administration on Thursday decided not to register “Jeungdogaja” as a national treasure, after examination results confirmed that they could not be the 13th-century metal prin...

Updated : 2017.04.13 18:23

Next administration should create single gov’t body focused on media: seminar

Experts called for the creation of a government organization specializing in media, during a seminar on media credibility, held at the Korea Press Center in Seoul on Wednesday. “In the future, a me...

Updated : 2017.04.13 14:46

Gangwon Province to share local culture

(The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the National Folk Museum of Korea will collaborate on a special exhibition to celebrate the 300 days tha...

Updated : 2017.04.12 18:45

Seoul to create ‘World Traditional Culture’ street

Seoul will transform a street in front of Dongdaemun Design Plaza into a “World Traditional Culture” venue on the third Sunday of each month. Called “Walking in the middle of Hallyu: K-Culture Fe...

Updated : 2017.04.12 14:45

Library celebrates Yoon Dong-ju’s 100th anniversary

Namsan Library in Seoul plans to hold cultural events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of poet Yoon Dong-ju’s birth. Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Tuesday that book concerts, exhibi...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:54

Two years after UNESCO listing, tug-of-war game faces new challenges

DANGJIN, South Chungcheong Province -- On Sunday, the sprawling yard behind the Gijisi Juldarigi Museum was packed with residents of the city of Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, all engaged in a ...

Updated : 2017.04.11 14:06

Photo of missing 15th century book on Hangul released

An independent candidate running in a regional by-election revealed a photo of what he claims is a centuries-old instruction book for Hangul, deemed missing since 2008. Bae Ik-gi is running for the ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 16:11

Demand booming on college campuses for creative writing

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- Some credit the rise of social media. Others attribute it to a flourishing culture of self-expression. Whatever the reason, colleges across the United States are seeing...

Updated : 2017.04.10 16:11

Why hospitality students head to Switzerland

MONTREUX, Switzerland -- Park Sung-eun is a Korean student studying hotel management in Neuchatel, a quaint Swiss town whose medieval architecture has been untouched for centuries by war or renovatio...

Updated : 2017.04.04 16:50

[Seoul Saunter] Webtoon characters liven up streets

Seoul is a vibrant megalopolis with modern high-rises crowding the city’s major arteries. Nestled among the gleaming buildings are maze-like alleys that appear to have escaped the passage of time. T...

Updated : 2017.04.03 15:41