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Korean 101

[Korean 101] It’s raining a lot.

– KOREAN OF THE DAY –   It’s raining a lot. 비가 많이 오네요. Bee-ga ma-nee o-ne-yo.     Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with your local language institute for this!), but do plan to post simple and useful phrases that can be used in everyday life. We hope you find this section useful and feel free to comment with what you’d like to…

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[Korean 101] Where can I find a restroom?

– KOREAN OF THE DAY –   Where can I find a restroom? Where is the bathroom? 화장실 어디 있어요? Hwa-jang-shil Uh-dee Eee-ssuh-yo?)     Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with your local language institute for this!), but do plan to post simple and useful phrases that can be used in everyday life. We hope you find this section useful and feel free to…

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[EVENT] 4th of July Event! Freebie with Order!

4th of July Sale! Order now and get freebies with your orders! Order $20 or more: Get a free 24K plated gold bookmark! ($3 retail) Order $50 or more: Get a free handmade ebony keyholder! ($8 retail) Order $75 or more: Get a free embroidered norigae! ($13 retail) Order $100 or more: Get a free metal traditional motif letter opener ($20 retail). Terms & Conditions Valid till July 10, 2019. Design of freebie is random and substitute products may be sent out if original item is not available. Total does…

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[Korean 101] The weather is nice.

– KOREAN OF THE DAY –   The weather is nice.   날씨가 좋아요. (Nal-sshi-ga jo-ah-yo.)     Korean 101 is a part of the Arts & Crafts Korea website for customers interested in learning the Korean language. We won’t be able to offer in-depth language courses (please inquire with your local language institute for this!), but do plan to post simple and useful phrases that can be used in everyday life. We hope you find this section useful and feel free to comment with what you’d like to see…

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[EVENT] Get 20% Off Your Order! Summer Sale!

Is there something on our website you’ve been eyeing but didn’t purchase because of the price? Take advantage of our 2019 Summer Sale and get 20% off! Yes, get 20% off on all non-sale/clearance merchandise! And you can use the coupon for an unlimited number of times! Terms & Conditions Valid till June 20, 2019. Minimum $25 order (excluding S&H). Available for an unlimited number of uses per customer. Not valid for use in conjunction with other coupons. Not valid on a few product categories: Food, National Museum of Korea…

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Say Hello to That Someone Special!

Thinking of that someone special? Whether it be a friend or a family member, saying hello with a handwritten card is always something very special. We have new greeting cards in ranging from traditional Hanbok cards to more modern ones! We plan to regularly update our card line with more products, so please check back! From now till the end of May, we’re holding a freebie event for all card purchases. [ Greeting Cards Event ] Order $20 or more worth of cards or postcards: Get a beautiful free embroidered…

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Korea Insights

Patterns & Colors of Dancheong

Patterns & Colors of Dancheong One of the great joys of my life at the moment is a Korean Buddhist painting class which I take every Friday evening. The class is taught in Bukchon, a historic neighborhood of Seoul, full of hanok and close to Gyeongbokgung Palace in the city center. Four other women connected to my school have joined me and our teacher is a graduate of the prestigious Hongik University, recognized as the best design school in South Korea. Once upon a time, only men were permitted to produce dancheong(as this style of painting is known). My teacher’s family lineage can be…

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[New Product Line] Wooden Model Kits

We’re excited to announce that our wooden model kits are back! This time we have a wider range of products from airplanes and trains to traditional Hanok houses and ships. They’re a steady seller to children’s camps in the US and are great for adults as well. Take advantage of our promotion that we’re holding till next month! We plan to continuously update this line, so please check regularly. [ Wooden Model Kit Event ] From now till the end of May, get a freebie when you purchase a wooden…

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Celebrate the Spring Breeze~

In celebration of spring, we have traditional motif wind chimes available in 5 different designs! These are perfect to hang on your porch or window so you can enjoy the clear resonance of the bells when the spring breeze arrives through your opened windows. 🙂 For the month of April, we are having an event giving out a special freebie with every wind chime purchase! [ Wind Chime Freebie Event ] For every wind chime purchase get a FREE gold-plated bookmark!   Below is a sample image of the bookmarks.…

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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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