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Gov’t Aims to Boost Demand for Korean Traditional Paper ‘Hanji’

Gov’t Aims to Boost Demand for Korean Traditional Paper ‘Hanji’

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea aims to prop up demand for Korean traditional paper, or “hanji,” to revitalize and preserve the industry and heritage, a senior official said Wednesday. “Despite its outstanding characteristics, the hanji culture and industry is shrinking, with the number of hanji handcraft shops decreasing. It’s unfortunate,” Vice Culture [...]

‘Hanji’ Introduced at Louvre Museum Seminar

‘Hanji’ Introduced at Louvre Museum Seminar

MUNGYEONG, South Korea, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Traditional Korean paper known as “hanji” from the South Korean city of Mungyeong was introducedat an academic conference of some 60 European paper specialists at the Louvre Museum in Paris last week, a city official said Monday. During the meeting on Wednesday, Korean hanji master Kim Choon-ho gave a rundown of the hanji-making process, [...]