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Gwanghwamun Signboard to be Retouched with Black Background, Gold Lettering

Gwanghwamun Signboard to be Retouched with Black Background, Gold Lettering

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The signboard atop the largest gate leading to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the royal seat during the Joseon Dynasty, will be retouched with a black background and gold-colored lettering from its current white background with black letters. The Cultural Heritage Administration confirmed on January 30 the planned change to Gwanghwamun’s signboard is in [...]

Young Koreans See Hanbok as Substitute for Ready-Made Garments

Young Koreans See Hanbok as Substitute for Ready-Made Garments

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A hanbok expert says a growing number of young South Koreans are choosing to don traditional Korean attire, as many see it as a substitute for ready-made clothes, and the unique design presents a fun experience similar to cosplay. According to Joo Do-gyeong, who studied anthropology at Seoul National University, [...]