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Less Emphasis on Traditional Family, Marriage Values: Survey

Less Emphasis on Traditional Family, Marriage Values: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – More South Koreans, noticeably young people and women, are putting less emphasis on traditional values such as family and marriage, a survey showed Thursday.  The survey was conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) on people aged over 18 in 2006 and 2016. It showed [...]

Shinsegae Opens Concept Store Featuring Traditional Goods

Shinsegae Opens Concept Store Featuring Traditional Goods

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinsegae Duty Free opened Wednesday “Han Soo”, an open space where visitors can experience and purchase Korean traditional handcrafted items, at Myeongdong’s Mesa Building in Seoul.  The 1,016-square-meter store displays products manufactured by dozens of artisans, including 15 government-certified craftsmen and women. Works span from simple pottery to furniture, [...]

Korea Hosts Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Assets

Korea Hosts Exhibition of Intangible Cultural Assets

GOYANG, South Korea, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2016 Grand Exhibition of Korean Intangible Cultural Heritages kicked off Friday at KINTEX, highlighting the best of Korea’s traditional craftworks, or intangible culture, officially designated by the government.  The exhibition is the largest of its kind, and visitors will have the opportunity to witness the sublime [...]

S. Korean Traditional Sauce Festival Kicks off in Sunchang

S. Korean Traditional Sauce Festival Kicks off in Sunchang

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – An annual festival for Korea’s most beloved traditional sauce kicked off in the southern rural village of Sunchang on Thursday, hailing tourists and sauce lovers from home and overseas.  The 11th “Sunchang Fermented Soybean Product Festival” runs from Thursday to Sunday to celebrate the cultural heritage of different categories [...]

Seoul City to Create Guidelines to Protect ‘Hanoks’

Seoul City to Create Guidelines to Protect ‘Hanoks’

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government on Wednesday said it will launch a citywide examination of “hanoks,” or Korean traditional houses, and other buildings in the capital city to set up guidelines on protecting the meaningful architectural works.  The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it will launch the research next month with [...]

Survey Finds Unwed People Opposed to Traditional Notions about Marriage

Survey Finds Unwed People Opposed to Traditional Notions about Marriage

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Majority of yet-to-marry men and women are against virtually all traditionally accepted notions about marriage, from financial arrangements to having children and divorcing, according to a survey released on Tuesday.  Seventy-nine percent of the men and 72.3 percent of the women disagreed with the conventional idea that men finance [...]

Civic Group Launches Campaign to Bring ‘Hanbok’ into Daily Life

Civic Group Launches Campaign to Bring ‘Hanbok’ into Daily Life

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A local civic group launched a campaign to incorporate “hanbok” into daily life Tuesday, proposing that the traditional Korean attire be worn to schools and workplaces once every month.  The nongovernmental organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) said it will start sending emails to schools and companies to [...]