Photos of Traditional Korean Culture, Korea

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Traditional Culture of Korea

Traditional Culture is celebrated strongly in Korea and many aspects of it, suppressed during the Japanese occupation in the second half of the 20th century, have seen a revival. Although maybe the beliefs associated with it are no longer strongly held, "Changsung" guardian pole, traditionally erected at the entrance to pathways of villages and temples as guardians against evil spirits and diseases, can still be found and are maintained.

Sculpted head
 
Attending to the bride
 
Korean wedding ceremony
 
Martial arts at Hwaseong Haenggung
 
Martial arts, Suwon
 
''Baekje Guard'
 
In Hahoe Folk Village
 
Traditional dance performance
 
Traditional dance
 
Beating small gongs
 
Women beating drums
 
Playing the ajaeng
 
Playing a bamboo flute
 
Traditional Korean song
 
Song with gong
 
''Samul nori'', Nagan
 
Traditional Korean dance
 
Traditional Korean drumming
 
Jing and Janggu
 
Traditional Korean singing
 
Graceful Korean dance
 
Vigorous Korean drumming
 
Traditional Korean drumming
 
Vigorous Samul nori
 

Re-enactment of ancient customs can be observed on many occasions, like a traditional Korean wedding ceremony or the rituals that took place at the palaces during the Joseon era and even earlier.

Like other similar venues, Naganeupseong Folk Village, in South Jeolla (Jeollanam-do) province, Korea's best preserved Joseon fortress town, showcases traditional cultural performances: a dance performance with drums and gongs, traditionally performed in farming villages in order to ensure and to celebrate good rice harvests; traditional music, songs, dance and "Samul nori", traditional Korean percussion on the outdoor stage.