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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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[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 promotion.…

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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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