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Old Warehouse Transformed into Haenyeo Kitchen in Gyeongju

Old Warehouse Transformed into Haenyeo Kitchen in Gyeongju

GYEONGJU, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An abandoned refrigerated warehouse in a local fishing village will be renovated into a special kitchen for “haenyeo,” or female divers. Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province announced Monday that the project has been approved by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, with renovations of the old warehouse in Eupcheon Port [...]

High School Students’ Scientific Study of Jeju’s Female Divers Garners Attention

High School Students’ Scientific Study of Jeju’s Female Divers Garners Attention

JEJU, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A scientific study by a group of high school students is garnering attention as it identified the secret behind the physical strength of female divers on South Korea’s resort island of Jeju, or “haenyeo,” through a genetic analysis. Three students from Namnyeong High School on Jeju Island revealed on [...]

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

JEJU, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Province introduced a standard model of the “Jeju haenyeo,” or female divers from Jeju Island, to unify various designs and depictions of the national cultural heritage. The model resembles a woman in her 30s to 40s, carrying traditional equipment used for diving, such as mulsojungi (a diver’s suit), [...]

Female Divers of Jeju to Offer Cultural Performances in Canada and Germany

Female Divers of Jeju to Offer Cultural Performances in Canada and Germany

JEJU, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Haenyeo, the women of Jeju who dive in search of seafood, are slated to put on cultural performances in Canada and Germany. According to the organizing committee of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival, the women divers of Gosan-ri, Hangyeong-meyon in Jeju will perform at the Kitchener–Waterloo Oktoberfest to [...]