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Ship-jangsaeng Patterned Hanji Tray Making
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Name Katherine Corteza
Date 2016-04-04 14:08 Hit 658
Subject Ship-jangsaeng Patterned Hanji Tray Making

On Friday, April 15th, 10:00am-12:00pm, the Itaewon Global Village Center will hold a “Ship-jangsaeng patterned Hanji tray making.” This is a special class for experiencing Korean folklore offered by National Folk Museum of Korea.

One of the most important traditions in Korea is celebrating and praying for the longevity. As a result of this tradition, Koreans still have a big party for Dol(Baby’s first birthday) and Hoigap(the 60th birthday) event. ‘Ship-jangsaeng’ means the ten traditional symbols of longevity: Sun, Mountain, Water, Rock, Cloud (or Moon), Pine tree, Elixir plant, Turtle, Crane, and Deer. All these ten symbols are natural objects that are well known for immortal, infinite, or longevity. Similar traditions can be discovered in other Asian countries around Korea, but every Asian country developed it in their own shape and features. Korean developed this legacy to Ship-jangsaeng, and used this concept and pattern in many different ways in their life.

By making this pattern on Hanji tray, participants will have a chance to experience Korea’s tradition on longevity and wish their own (or someone else’s) longevity through this Ship-jangsaeng patterned Hanji tray.

The venue of the class is at National Folk Museum of Korea (near Anguk subway station, line 3), and we will meet at the museum on the class day. The participation fee for the class is 6,000 won. You can sign up in person or by email only.


Email: itaewongvc@yongsan.go.kr

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