Category: 2014

How to make traditional Korean liquor

Two kinds of traditional Korean liquor from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) have recently been revived. Under the project “Bring Back Joseon-Era Traditional Alcohol,” the Rural Development Administration (RDA) brought back to life two kinds of traditional Korean alcohol: jaju (liquor produced by boiling clear liquor, or yakju, with […]

Korean food to help fight summer heat wave

Endless heat and tropical nights can give anyone a hard time. This is why more care is needed in summer to avoid exhaustion. Yoon Sook-ja, director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food ( Historically, Koreans survived summer by eating nutritious energy foods. Popular summer Korean foods can […]

What is the Dongui Bogam?

□ Introduction Korean Medicine has a long history of several thousand years, forming an East Asian Traditional Medicine axis along with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kampo Medicine in Japan, and Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. It is compatible with biomedicine in Korean society in both organizational and cultural aspects, taking a […]

Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea

*This is the first part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Onggi An onggi is a traditional Korean earthenware vessel. They are designed scientifically and are made of environmentally-friendly materials. Onggi pottery has been selected as one of the 100 Cultural Symbols of Korea. This […]

Sungseok Ahn

Past and Present

As a person that often feels more connected to the past than the future, I found it all too easy to relate to Sungseok Ahn’s work. His windows in time present us with a unique perspective on the transitory nature of our existence by simultaneously showing two realities […]

Korean Canadian Young Professionals Forum

On Friday June 27, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada hosted a forum for Korean Canadian young professionals to promote active participation of Korean-Canadians in Canada with the emphasis of Korea-Canada friendship and peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula. The first session of the forum was a […]

Butterflies of Korea

With the arrival of summer, the parks and the woods in Korea become decorated in bright colours as butterflies awake from their cocoons and spread their newly-found wings into the air. In a country like Korea where the four seasons are very distinct, the summer is when the […]