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.
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.
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.
Dutch words in Korea and Japanese Language. On August 24, 1609, the feudal ruler of Japan, the shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu, accorded a group of Dutchmen a pass which allowed them to trade in Japan. This fact as such would not be so noteworthy, were it not that between 1640 and 1854 — a period of … Continue reading Dutch Influences on the Japanese Language: With an Appendix on Dutch Words in Korean | East Asian History
Read this Korean New Year celebration guide to the best places to spend the New Year's Eve and the New Year's Day in Korea!
Christmas is a public holiday in South Korea and also a family holiday for Korean Christians. Learn Korean traditions and foods for Christmas.
Whether visiting South Korea on business, for tourism or even hosting Korean colleagues or clients in your own country, this guide will help you understand your South Korean counterparts, improve communication and get the relationship off to the right start. How do we know all this information? Well, we are experts in cultural awareness training courses on Korean culture!
The Mantifang is fishing for volunteers. Writers and moderators. Are you specialized in a subject that contributes to our site and one of our FB pages? Can you tell a nice story? Send a pm on the page of your interest! Do you want to make one of our pages as a moderator even more … Continue reading The Mantifang is fishing for volunteers
With its bold, wide variety of different tastes and textures, it’s no surprise that Korean food has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. Now that it’s finally truly autumn, the weather has cooled down enough to enjoy the best of what Korean cuisine has to offer: soup. You read that correctly. Bulgogi … Continue reading Five Hearty Korean Soups to Warm You Up This Autumn — Autumn Abroad
Mantifang: social media magazine! Readers binding for Social Media In a traditional medium as a magazine, "readers binding" was the holy grail. The editorial content had to be such that the subscriber at his mailbox was waiting for the new number. The advertisers had a benefit because they belonged to the same club. Everything that … Continue reading Mantifang Story Telling