Korea Insights

Silla, the Golden Kingdom of Korea

Silla (57 BC[note 1] – 935 AD) (Hangul: 신라; Hanja: 新羅; RR: Silla Korean pronunciation: [ɕil.la]) was a kingdom located in southern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula. Silla, along with Baekje and Goguryeo, formed the Three Kingdoms of Korea. Founded by Hyeokgeose of Silla, of the Park family, the Korean[2] dynasty was ruled by the Gyeongju Gim (Kim) (김, 金) clan for 586 years, Miryang Park (Bak)(박, 朴) clan for 232 years, Seok clan for 172 years. It began as a chiefdom in the Samhan confederacies, once allied with Sui China and then Tang China, until it eventually conquered the other two kingdoms, Baekje in 660 and Goguryeo in 668. Thereafter, Later Silla occupied most of the Korean Peninsula, while the northern…

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[New Product Line] Quality Korea Themed Pens

We’re excited to announce another new product line in our store – Javapen! In the past, Korea-themed pens have only been available through small companies selling craft items. Now such pens are available from proper pen manufacturers like Javapen and this makes us very happy! Javapen is one of the leading pen manufacturers in Korea offering a wide variety of pens and mechanical pencils. All products are manufactured in Korea (unless otherwise noted), so we’re excited about the quality! To celebrate our new product line, we’re having a freebie pen…

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[New Product Line] Fun, Therapeutic Coloring Books!

In response to the market trend, a wide range of coloring books are being released these days in Korea and we’ve decided to offer some in our store! They’re part of the new “Books” category available under our “Hobbies & Toys” menu. We’re especially excited because there are a few traditional Korean-themed ones introducing beautiful illustrations of Hanbok and Korean scenes. There are other general themes as well such as fashion, food, and animals. If you’d like to order a single coloring book, please contact us separately as noted on…

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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the March 1st Movement!

March 1st this year is even more special than in the past years because it marks the 100th anniversary of the March 1st (Independence) Movement, known as “Samil-jeol” (삼일절) in Korean (which literally means “Three-One Movement”) as well as the establishment of Korea’s provisional government in 1919 during the Japanese occupation. Please take a few minutes to read an excerpt from Wikipedia regarding this historic day for Koreans. You can find the original here. (Image credit: HKKA Korean Language School.)   March 1st Movement The March 1st Movement was one…

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[Event] Get a Freebie with Your Classic Story Order!

The Classic Story merchandise is finally in! Beautifully illustrated stationery based on favorite children’s classics and fairty tales such as Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Heidi and more. All these works have been created by local Korean illustrators. We hope to expand this line by adding more products gradually, so there’s definitely more to come!   [ Classic Story Line Event ] From now till the end of March, get a freebie with your order! $25 or more and get a free My Mini Notebook $50 or more…

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[Event] Get a Freebie with Your Korea Traveler Map!

An interactive, fun traveler Korea map for children and adults! We’re especially excited about this product about this award winner in the 17th Korea Tourism Souvenir Contest! Features:  South Korea Map (Front) – Place the vinyl semi-translucent cover on top and start marking away! Any doodling or text made on the vinyl cover can be erased (possible for standard pencils, color pencils, pens and highlighters.) making it possible to use the map for many, many trips. Use the stickers included to make the planning process more fun. The front can also…

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Save on Shipping with Economy Airmail!

We’re pleased to announce that we now offer Economy Airmail shipping for our customers! This means you can save on shipping and order that extra item you’d been eyeing! Economy Airmail orders are shipped out in small packets/boxes and are suitable if: Your items are very light. (Eg: A postcard set). Your items are small in volume. (Even if your order is light if it exceeds certain dimensions it will not be applicable.) Please note that this service is available only for specific countries and is not trackable. If you…

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[NEW PRODUCT LINE] Gift Wrapping Supplies

We’re excited to announce that we’ve started to introduce gift wrapping supplies in a variety of cool, pretty designs! Whether you’re planning that special birthday party for your child or a special Korean-themed event, we’re sure we’ll have something that catches your eye. These items are available only in bulk quantity, but we’ve tried our best to make the prices affordable for you. 🙂 New items will continuously be added to this section, so make sure to check out our GIFT WRAPPING menu! If you have any questions, please drop…

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Celebrating Jeongwol Daeboreum!

Jeongwol Daeboreum refers to the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, which falls on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. This first full moon is considered to be the largest and roundest of all the moons in the year. On this day, traditions and customs are performed to wish for a peaceful and bountiful year. In 2019, Jeongwol Daeboreum falls on February 19 of the Gregorian calendar. Jeongwol Daeboreum is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Korea’s traditions, and there are plenty of hands-on activities and…

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[NEW PRODUCT LINE] Kakao Friends Merchandise

We’re excited to announce that we’ve started to offer Kakao Friends merchandise for our Kakao fans! Kakao offers a wide variety of merchandise ranging from stationery to fashion accessories, so we’re quite sure you’ll be able to find something you like. Some sample photos of what we plan to offer! Check back regularly to see what’s in store.    

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