Korea culture

//Korea culture

Korea culture brings particular gifts from history as dress and accessories, and a lot of fashion, cosmetic, products derivative from Kpop in the modern culture.

Korea culture has a tradition  the Gojoseon (Old Joseon) kingdom was founded in northern Korea and Manchuria in 2333 BC.

far longer than the recent outburst of Korean culture linked to Kpok and dramas mainly

The history of Korea is marked by territorial dispute to rule the full country, the 3 kingdoms

Until the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) was proclaimed. A long period of internal peace follows.

king Sejong in 15th century who unified consequently Kingdom of Korea to talk about one and unique country.  He also promulgate Hangul, the Korean alphabet in order to be able to transcribe Korean language far better than what Chinese characters were doing.

Until the modern era and in despite of severals foreigns invasion the Joseon Dynasty will keep the governance of Korea. Assassinated by Japanese ronins in 1896, the empress Myeongseong, will lead her husband to create the empire of Korea until 1910 and the decision by Japan to invade Korea and made a protectorate.

After the 2nd world war Korea was divided in 2. In the north communist and in the south liberal under protection of USA. A war started in 1950 lead by the north to unify the country which failed in their enterprise, driving a lot of casualties. Nowadays, we essentially talk about south Korea when talking about Korea. North Korea is closed to foreign invest, and open tourism just a few years ago.

Modern

South Korea has developed itself very quickly since 1987 until reached the same level of life than in Japan, Europa or North America. It is now a wealthy place in the world, and Korea spread their urban and modern culture recently.

K-pop has been popularized naturally since its development, it known a boost with the launching of the single “gangnam style” by Psy, a famous Korean singer, which was the 1st Youtube video to reach the 1 billion views. Outside of this single, Kpop music is very popular in all Asia since the beginning of century and have a strong community of followers in Europa and Usa, which brings Korea to be a more popular touristic spot.

Drama has also gain their world popularity and made, once again, Korea a nice place to aim.

Fashion, as cosmetics, in Korea is a very important part of the modern culture. South Korean is the 1st market in the world for man cosmetics which displays a large variety of products, all switched with a high quality.

Fashion is so close in revealing a person’s inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It’s really too close to the quick of the soul.

Cosmetics