The University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies will play host to a program of traditional Korean cultural activities November 27 to December 1, 2017. The Korean Culture Week program was organized by visiting scholar Hwang Oak Soh of Chungang University, a specialist in Korean traditional clothing and Asian comparative costume studies. The week’s activities are sponsored by the Asian Comparative Folklore Society, the Korea Craft Design Culture Promotion Agency, the Hanbok Advancement Center, Osaka University of Economics and Law USA, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.
Highlights of the program include two hands-on workshops and a demonstration performance of a traditional wedding ceremony. The first workshop, on Tuesday, November 28, will take up the making of Korean traditional pouches. Hour-long workshop sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Participation in the workshop is free, though space is limited. Materials will be provided.
A similar workshop on making traditional Korean brooches will be offered on Wednesday, November 29, at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Participation in the workshop is free and open to the public, and materials will be provided.
On Thursday, November 30, beginning at 3:00 p.m., the Korean Culture Week program will feature a reenactment of the traditional diamond wedding ceremony, or sixtieth wedding ceremony (회혼례 [回婚禮]). This will be followed by a performance of the traditional receiving celebration feast (헌수례 [獻壽禮]).
For further information about Korean Culture Week in Hawai‘i, contact Professor Hwang Oak Soh by e-mail at email@example.com.
These events will all take place at the Center for Korean Studies, 1881 East-West Road on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus. Center events are free and open to the public. The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.