Kimchi

My name is Hwang Heon (황헌), and I am a first year student majoring in Korean Studies. Please watch the video I prepared on the topic of Kimchi

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU0Q9rJcxgQ. Accessed on 11/26/2014

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비에 젖은 해금 (Gang Eunil)

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Bowing in Korea

Hello! My name is Yang Ha-eon. I’m a first year student of Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. I want to explain to you aboout different kinds of bowing and how to bow.

Related Videos List:  hope you enjoy it!! And also please watch my another video about Korea’s traditional wedding ceremony. Bowing plays an important role in traditional events! So, it will be interesting and helpful.

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  • All videos by Yang Ha-eon and Yang Jun-ryeol

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  • Gim Jaeha – “Geomungo Sanjo”

K-SAT(Suneung)

My name is 강아람, and I am a first year student majoring in Korean Studies. Please watch the video I prepared on the topic of K-SAT(Suneung).

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Music: Venessa Carlton “Thousand Miles”

Traditional Wedding in korea

Hello! My name is Yang Ha-eon. I’m a first year student of Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. I want to explain to you about Korea’s traditional wedding ceremony~!

Related Videos List:  hope you enjoy it!! And also please watch my another video about Bowing. It will teach you how to bow in special day or events.

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  • Gim yundeok – “Geomungo Sanjo”

This year, Korea suffered lots of things. Especially, Sewol-ho disaster was the most tragic incident. Many performances and ideological movements were shown. I think these are the moral and attempt to make new things to do not repeat the tragic incident. History always gives us experience and moral. Furthermore at this point of time, history still attempts to tell us something. However, it may be asked whether we have ears can hear that. In performance and life, we can feel it and it is called Han. Because Han is in our DNA that consists of experience, it makes us share history and life.

Many performers and scholars attempt to arrange the stage that can combine modern and tradition. But we already combine and share modern and tradition through Han. As I studied and watched some performances, I felt sharing of Han. If someone asked me the question “what and where is the Han” Then my feeling such as love, charge, sadness and an overflowing joy will be basis. The feeling Han is the medium that connect modern and traditional culture. Especially, I felt deep sorrow when I heard pungmulnori. In Honam Udo Jeongeup Nongak, I could feel not only grief of Saewol disaster but also hope. The tearsouldn’t describe in one emotion. It was like an immediate and inevitable reaction. Also, I felt similar emotion in Goseong Ogwangdae. But there is also coexistence and equality that are the basic point of the performance and Korean culture. Performers combined the modern aspect and natural Korean culture. It is not weird but natural. This was the ideal point of the performance. Combination of modern and natural Korea is detailed goal of modern Korea society. But it is having an absurd dream.

During the video project, I went to traditional wedding ceremony and researched about bowing. They were about folklore and first I think it is really difficult. I couldn’t define and say folklore in confidence. But later when I was eating dinner I saw my spoon. Then I realized that this is the folklore. There is no spoon that is same with Korean spoon. I think that the unequaled thing that represents my identity is the folklore. Even a small product, our tradition and marvelous wisdom are in it. When I watched traditional wedding of Korea, I can confirm details that have meanings. For example, gourd dipper represents a well-matched couple and the concord of husband and wife. The chestnut symbolizes the ancestors and the jujube symbolizes fecundity.  Our duty is that reinvent the tradition and the meanings. Folklore is old and non-fashion, but it tie in and cannot be detached with modern. Modern makes folklore real “folklore”. That is to say, because modern exists, past also exists. Humor and cons of life coexist with us in the name of tradition. It is not natural but inevitable. I can feel tradition in daily life and me.

Tradition is the identity of Korea. That identity is gained by experience. Experience is the key-point of our identity. It makes me sad and even joyful. I can feel and see feeling of other people. My identity is hidden in my DNA called “Korean”. Because I am Korean can feel wonder seeing traditional wedding ceremony and many other performances. It is not a just nationalism. What I seen one by one can be my identity. Some foreigner can see Korea through me. Because  which I’m doing is all tradition and learned by experience and history. I am a subject that reconciles modern world and ancient culture. I am a living witness of ancient Korea and an intermediary between tradition and modern. Ancient and modern are connect with emotion and effort that keep and love tradition. We are the keeper and lover. Especially because I am a student of Korean Studies who is responsible for the knowledge of Korea.

Dancheong- Traditional Multicolored Paintwork

My name is Woo Jiyeon, and I am a first year student majoring in Korean Studies. Please watch the video I prepared on the topic of Dancheong.

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My classmate 이예슬 (Yi Yeseul) make a video about The past, present and future of Hanji. So If you want to know more about Hanji, please click this link!

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  • 단청, Dancheong, Traditional Multicolored Paintwork

Obangsaek- 5 Cardinal Colors

My name is Woo Jiyeon, and I am a first year student majoring in Korean Studies. Please watch the video I prepared on the topic of Dancheong.

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Two student videos related to Korean Mask dance drama include one about Hahoe Byeolsingut Talnori, and one about Gangneung Gwanno Gamyeongeuk.”

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  • Ogwangdae photos by CedarBough Saej
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  • 오방색, Obangsaek, 음양오행설, Yin-Yang and five element theory, five cardinal colors