Korea Day at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

It was another balmy spring day in Washington DC. Hundreds of visitors were lining up in the front garden of Sackler Gallery, holding fans and kites with Korean traditional decorations. It was the ‘Korean Day’ of the year, an annual family festival that introduces Korean traditions through various cultural activities. This year, the gallery prepared a wide spectrum of activities from hands-on art program to Gayageum (가야금, Korean traditional music instrument) performance, to increase awareness on Korean cultures. As aRead more

Sendai, the city of harmony and nature

Probably the best part of speaking four languages at an advanced to native level is that I am able to be involved in a variety of activities that connect one culture to another. One of such opportunities was to translate a Japanese website into Korean and introduce Japanese cultural heritages and history to Korean web-users. Since a few months ago, I’ve been proofreading Korean translations of Sendai Tourism Website. Sendai is an economic and cultural center of Japan. Located in the Tohoku (northeastern) region,Read more