Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today? Some 2,500 years after the death of Confucius ...Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today?The teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius have had a profound influence on South Korea. So much so, that the nation is sometimes referred to as the most Confucian society on earth. An … Continue reading Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today
Korean ceramics 한국 도자기 The Mantifang is a big fan of Korean pottery. We like the wonderful artist who dedicates their lives to this art more understanding, greater public and a good life! Here a great blog about it. During the nearly five centuries of the Koryô dynasty (918--1392), celadon was the main type of … Continue reading Korean Ceramics
South Korea's beautiful gardens and landscape design For over 2000 years Koreans have been shaping the landscape around them into pleasing contours and vistas. The arrangement of rocks is a crucial element of local garden design, as is a more natural appearance than the equally venerable styles of gardens in China and Japan. — Read … Continue reading South Korea’s beautiful gardens and landscape design
[:en]Koreans have probably never been as interested in the last royalty of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) as they are now.[:]
Korean Ceramic history The pottery of ancient Korea stretches back to prehistory when simple brown wares were made and decorated with geometrical incisions. Potters would benefit from the ideas and techniques of their Chinese counterparts and go on to produce their own highly sought-after works, including grey stoneware, celadons or greenware, buncheong ware, and white porcelain. Ceramics are … Continue reading Korean Pottery – Ancient History Encyclopedia
[:en]And where does it begin? For all mudang, it starts with suffering. ... One does not CHOOSE to become a mudang. One is chosen by the gods. You are destined or you are not. And many will take advantage of you, saying you are meant to become one, when you are not.[:nl]En waar begint het? Voor iedere Mudang begint het met lijden. …Je kiest er niet voor om een Mudang te worden. Je wordt gekozen door de goden. Je bent voorbestemd of je bent het niet. Velen zullen proberen aan je te verdienen, zeggend dat je voorbestemd bent om een Mudang te worden, terwijl je dat niet bent.[:]
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[:en]On an island known for its natural beauty, Spirited Garden is a showcase of what man and nature can do together. The Spirited Garden in Hallim is the life’s work of one man, Sung Bum Young. Bonsai trees (known as bunjae in Korea) are miniature trees that have been trained to become an ideal. Almost like a work of art they are slowly pushed and prodded over a long period of time to become miniature masterpieces. [:]
Unbelievable umbrellas A look at a man, his craft and an obscure art. Of the myriad inventions from antiquity that have forged their way into the modern day, the umbrella (伞 sǎn) is one of the few to have retained its shape, function and beauty. Known to many ancient civilizations, the umbrella has garnered mythological, … Continue reading Unbelievable umbrellas
What makes the countries of East Asia somewhat funny is that their architecture and culture, in general, can be defined by which period the country had the most interactions with Ancient China.