A Playreading of ‘Halcyon Days’ with an appearance by playwright, Shoji Kokami

A Playreading of ‘Halcyon Days’ with an appearance by playwright, Shoji Kokami

Date: 16 January 2009 from 6.20pm Venue: The Japan Foundation, London This is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience, in English, a reading of Halcyon Days, written by Shoji Kokami, one of Japan’s most popular playwrights and directors. The story centres around three people and a ghost who are brought together by a ‘suicide […]

Visit Japan #4: Gishi-sai (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Visit Japan #4: Gishi-sai (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Dates: December 13th & 14th Places: Sengakuji Temple City:2-11-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo The Gishi-sai is a festival held at Sengakuji Temple, honoring the forty-seven loyal retainers in Akoh. It is also known as Akoh Gishi-sai. “The Forty-Seven Loyal Retainers in Akoh” is a drama based on an incident which actually took place in 1703 when […]

Entry Forms: UK Korean Artists

Entry Forms: UK Korean Artists

Dates: 9 December 2008 – 15 January 2009 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, Ground Floor, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ Tel: +44 (0) 207 004 2600 Fax: +44 (0) 207 004 2619 Email: info@kccuk.org.uk Web: http://www.kccuk.org.uk/ Opening hours: Mon- Fri: 10.00 – 18.00, Sat: 11.00 – 17.00 Nearest tube: Charing Cross or EmbankmentThe British […]

Discover Korean Food #4: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s "Cabbage Kimchi" (THE EAST Campaign in Association with The Institute of Traditional Korean Food)

Discover Korean Food #4: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s "Cabbage Kimchi" (THE EAST Campaign in Association with The Institute of Traditional Korean Food)

Baechu-kimchi is made by fermenting brined Korean cabbage with Korean radish, vegetables, salt-fermented seafood, ground red pepper and various seasonings. Kimchi is a quintessential side dish that is served without fail on dining tables in Korea. Kimchi was approved as an International Standard Food by Codex in 2001. Certain studies have shown a link between […]

Asiana Airlines Awarded the Best in-Flight Service by American Global Traveler

Asiana Airlines Awarded the Best in-Flight Service by American Global Traveler

Asiana Airlines (President : Young-Doo Yoon), for fifth consecutive year, was awarded Best Onboard Service & Flight Attendants Award as well as Best Trans-Pacific Airline Award from American Global Traveler Magazine. The awards are given to the airlines that scored best in the readers’ survey executed by Global Traveler Magazine. The survey conducted in the […]

Visit Korea #4: Temple Stay (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #4: Temple Stay (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

A Temple Stay is a cultural-experience program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism better. Temple stays offer various kinds of practicing methods such as Yebul (ceremonial service involving chanting), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Dado (tea ceremony) and Baru Gongyang (communal Buddhist meal service). Participants can find their ‘true self’ amongst the harmony of nature while […]

National Martial Arts Medal Haul

National Martial Arts Medal Haul

The Kuk Sool Won Martial Artists from Oxshott, Claygate and New Malden entered the National Championships on November 29th and won a total of 25 medals between them, putting them in the Top 10 performing clubs in the country. The UK Championships in Birmingham attracted over four hundred competitors from more than sixty Kuk Sool […]

Love and Honor (Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan)

Love and Honor (Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan)

Date: 12 December 2008 ~15 January 2009 Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH Tel: 020 7930 3647 Web site: http://www.ica.org.uk/ Growing tired of his menial job tasting the Shogun’s meals for poison, Shinnojo Mimura (Takuya Kimura) dreams of opening a dojo for children. His hopes are dashed however, after some […]

Visit Korea #3: Yongpyong Resort (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #3: Yongpyong Resort (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Yongpyong Resort has the most slopes out of all the resorts in Korea, but it is also extremely famous as a film location. This was where the popular drama Winter Sonata was filmed, and you can still find mementoes of the drama at the resort. Yongpyong resort has also hosted an international ski championship, due […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club