An exhibition of South Korea’s traditional costume arrived in Beijing on December 10 after stops in the Philippines and Spain.
Sponsored by the South Korean costume association, the exhibition featured more than 40 traditional hanbok, the Korean national costume.
Themed “The Legitimacy of South Korean Costume,” the exhibition displayed more than 40 handmade traditional hanbok along with a series of mini-modules that presented the changes in South Korean costume from the 1500s to the 1900s.
Along with the exhibition, the Korean Culture Center also hosted a seminar on how to wear hanbok and its history at 4 pm on December 10. It introduced how hanbok is worn during marriage and funeral ceremonies, as well as on birthdays.
Models showed the visitors how to wear different costumes, and visitors were also given an opportunity to try on hanbok.
Kim Jin Gon, minister counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, attended the seminar.
“The South Korean Costume exhibition at the Korean Culture Center is the first permanent costume exhibition launched by overseas Korean Culture Center. The seminar and exhibition will serve as a good opportunity for Chinese people learn more about the Koran culture and its costume,” Kim said.
The Korean Culture Center in Beijing is dedicated to promoting knowledge of South Korea. It welcomes the general public to experience the country’s culture and history through specialized programs, sponsored events and learning resources. Its events serves as a bridge between Chinese people and South Korean culture.