2017년 7월 10일 월요일

Korean Wedding

1. Ham ( Wedding Gifts Box)

    Generally Ham, a wedding gifts box, is sent to bride house by bridegroom family one day (a few days or a week) wedding. The box contains five pouches with five colors, jewelry, and a marriage letter.


Originally it was delivered by one of relatives and a blessed man. 




But after 1970s, bridegroom’s friend delivered it with a dry squid mask on his face in a humorous sense to shake off the tension elements that occur in godliness. He goes to the bride’s house with his friends, shouting “Buy this Ham” in front of 100 meters or so. Such scene would be often seen by 1990s.




2. Wedding Ceremony

Bridegroom went to the bride’s house with riding a horse.


* A pair of wooden wild geese
 Wild geese regarded the virtue of protecting the faithful of the couple and the symbolism that the wife followed her husband. Thus bridegroom brought them to the bride’s house.




In the house wedding ceremony was held. After the ceremony, bridegroom stayed 3 days in the bride’s house.







They went back to the bridegroom’s house.



In the meanwhile, the bride's family sent various kinds of foods to the bridegroom's house called as 'Ibaji'.



3. Paebaek

    Following the ceremony was 'Paebaek', where the bride would greet her in-laws and her relatives. Nowadays this portion of the traditional Korean wedding is still practiced in many weddings in Korea after the ceremony. Newlyweds pour drink and bow to the bridegroom's parents and relatives.






Generally parents-in-law and relatives throw the jujube and chestnuts to the newly-arrived daughter-in-law, blessing to give birth to the offspring of the family.


Nowadays it is held in a commercial wedding hall within a few hours by mixture of the western and the Korean.

2017년 7월 4일 화요일

Yongin - Korea Folk Village

Korean Folk Village (‘KTV’) founded in 1974 and has been loved as a tourist attraction place with vivid cultural experience and traditional culture.








The Joseon period village enacts the culture in daily life through four seasons as presenting experience-style outdoor exhibitions, craft in daily life continuing traditional methods, and seasonal customs marked by solar terms.




Perfomances

1. The Farmer's Music and Dance
The Famer’s Music and Dance, which wishes for good harvest, demonstrates a splendid and protean look.








2. Acrobatics on a Tightrope walking
Acrobatics on a Tightrope walking is a performance that demonstrates skills and boasts a witty talk on the shaky tightrope and was designated as Important Intangible Asset No. 58 of the country. (Listed in 2011 as UNESCO Intangible Human Heritage).






3. Equestrian Feats
Equestrian Feats is also known as equestrian art because it employs splendid horse-riding techniques such as two swords on horseback, horseback archery, and horseback tumbling.







4. The Traditional Wedding Ceremony
The Traditional Wedding Ceremony proceeds against the quiet backdrop of a Noble man’s Mansion.








Traditional Food Filled with Heartiness / Shopping
There are shop district Korean restaurants, traditional tea houses serving herb medicine, marketplace, eight folk village shops, play village restaurants, and souvenir and ateliers.