For over 3,000 years, there has been one dish that has accompanied every family’s meal in Korea. Still, from region to region, it has been prepared differently using different ingredients. Therefore, it comes in a wide variety of palates. In addition, in the past, this food served as a staple of peo
Have you ever seen Night at the Museum? In that movie, every night, all museum pieces come to life. You are probably thinking that it is impossible since most of the museums you have visited only present historic artifacts and information about the items. However, at the Alive Museum, you are not a
Have you ever read The Suffering of Two Generations? It’s a famous Korean famous literature book. Park Mando, a soldier during the Japanese Colonial Period, lost his one arm in the war for independence. After liberation from Japan, Park had to participate in the Korean War. Park Jinsu, Park Mando’s
The world is changing fast, and the world’s food culture has become enormously convenient. The food delivery service in Korea is so well developed that most people can have food delivered to them at almost any time anywhere. Furthermore, traditional markets have started disappearing as modern shoppi
Nowadays, we read webtoons on our smartphones or computers. However, less than 10 years ago, people read comic books. Hur Youngman is often refferd to as the father of modern comic books among the many renouned comic artists. His works have been praised since the 70’s and have kept their popularity
To modern people, especially urban area people, few understand the meaning of farming or living as farmers. However, it was also hard to imagine in the 19th century. While other painters at the time were interested in brilliant landscapes, images of God, and religious pictures, one painter turned hi
You have likely seen the album jacket of The Beatles walking along a crossroad in a row. A woman photographer captured the natural moment as they prepared for filming. The woman not only captured The Beatles, but also lots of other musicians famous in the 1960s such as The Doors’ Jimi Hendrix and Er
What are your memories of an alley? Perhaps, in your youth you saw block friends playing there, make new friends with children that came by, or saw flower beds. There are some of my treasured memories. Though skyscrapers now line the city streets, behind those building the alleys still remain even i
What has round, large, sparkling eyes, a pointed small beak, and a flat face? Still a mystery? It hunts at night, and its eyes penetrate the dark. Perhaps, you have encountered it through lots of movies, fairy tales, and books such as Harry Potter. Has the answer become crystal clear? It’s the owl.
Bolivia is a country nurturing special poets, songs, and a long history. Park Nohae, a poet and photographer, leads people along Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. Lake Titicaca was a place of peace for the Incas. They left their life stories around Lake Titicaca and it held fast their le
Have you ever seen the picture of a man screaming? In the picture, the stunningly skinny body and astonishing face seem a little puzzling. The male figure is among the most familiar modern art images and has been reproduced on items like t-shirts and refrigerator magnets. The image is Edvard Munch
In Western countries, people think angels connect life and death. Also, they think angels are companions of the deceased. Similar to an angel are the kokdu in Korea. Korea’s kokdu are small wooden dolls made for consoling and accompanying the spirit of the deceased. Small Wooden
Most people define Ethiopia as a country located in the northeast of Africa, with 19 million people, much of the nation faces famine and dispute. However, Park Nohae, a poet and a photographer, views Ethiopia from a somewhat different perspective and expressed the country through beautiful photograp
Do you remember the animation movie Howl’s Moving Castle? The main character Howl lived in a house that could be transported by magic. The surprising thing is that although the house couldn’t move without Howl’s magic, the house was made of technological materials like crews and saw toothed wheels.
Just as Seoul is always developing, its urban lifestyle and housing environment are also changing dramatically. Now, people live in high-rise residential buildings and digitalized homes. So, it is not
Have you ever heard of Kangfull? He is a famous cartoonist, especially in the field of webtoons. Kangfull is the first generation of webtoon artists and since his webtoons have become popular, the num
There was a man who lived most of his life in war. He left many masterpieces depicting the cruelty and violence of war. His tool to show war’s truth was a ‘Camera.’ Many people call him a brave war correspondent, but he was actually really afraid of war. Also, he was a great humanitarian known in modern society for his war correspondence. His name is Robert Capa. The year of 2013 marks the centenary year of his birth. Also, it is the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by truce. Now, let’s look at the nearest war to us through Capa’s eye.