Saturday, July 17, 2010

The 38th Gangjin Celadon Festival



http://eng.gangjinfes.or.kr/



Get introduced to beautiful porcelain artwork of Korea. The festival includes exhibitions, parades, song contests, music performances and numerous others.



- Period : August 7 – 15, 2010

- Venue : The area of Goryeo Celadon Porcelain Kilns, Daeku-myun, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do

Period:


08.07.2010 ~ 08.15.2010

Location:

Jeollanam-do Ganjin-gun Daegu-myeon Goryeo Celadon Porcelain Kiln

Telephone:

-Korea Travel Phone +82-61-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

- For more info +82-61-430-3191~4(Korean)

Sponsors / Management:

Gangjin-gun / Gangjin City Native Festival Promotion Committee

Introduction:

From the 10th to the 14th century Gangjin was a flourishing celadon production site.

Today, 16 kilns remain active and during the Gangjin Celadon Cultural festival, visitors can see how celadon is baked and even make their own pottery.

Near the venue, there are natural wild flower fields, which make for a great photo spot.

Programs:

- over 80 programs



* Agricultural Experience Program : natural ecology learning, balsam nail polishing, short-necked clam digging, oxcart train trip, folk experience reminding of parents (straw craft work), Gangjin Broken Farm Machine Robot Experience…etc



* Celadon Experience Program : shaping celadon and coiling, standing spinning wheel experience, earthquake celadon time-capsule to the future, firing firewood kiln, printing celadon figure, celadon rubbed copy experience, celadon mosaic fragments experience…etc

Additional Events:

experience celadon scene, Goryeo celadon mystery sound tunnel, oxcart train trip ,experience King of Goryeo Dynasty, Goryeo celadon pattern rubbed copy and sculpture, oversize Korean paper celadon and exhibitions

Transportation:

From Seoul Central City Terminal, take the bus for Gangjin (7:30am ~ 5:40pm, departs every 2hr/ est. travel time 5hr).

From Gangjin terminal, take the local bus (in the direction of Daegu) or a free shuttle bus (takes 50 minutes) to the venue.

Homepage:

eng.gangjinfes.or.kr  (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese))

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