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  • April Spring Programs at Bukchon Traditional Culture Center

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    Seoul will be hosting the event, “Bukchon Culture Days,” regularly on Saturdays, for residents and visitors with the theme of “Blooming Bukchon.”

    April’s “Bukchon Culture Days” will take place at the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center and throughout the Bukchon area, with traditional cultural experiences and performances, village trips, and lectures through which residents and both local and foreign visitors can have the opportunity to experience and feel Bukchon’s true value.

    • “Traditional Cultural Experience” in a Hanok
      • □ Every Saturday, 10:00-16:00, KRW 2,000-3,000 for materials (differs by program/free for Bukchon residents)
    • Sharing “Seasonal Food” in the Springtime
      • □ Every Saturday, 10:00-16:00, KRW 1,000-3,000 for materials (differs by program/free for Bukchon residents)
    • “Small Porch Concert” with Korean Music at a Hanok
      • □ April 6 (Sat.)/April 20 (Sat.), 14:30-15:20, free of charge
    • Bukchon Traditional Culture Center’s “Finding the Lady of Gye-dong,” with commentary
      Tour Bukchon Traditional Culture Center with a guide to learn about the life of the Lady of Gye-dong and hanok while finding the Lady of Gye-dong’s hidden treasures.
      • □ April 13 (Sat.)/April 27 (Sat.), 13:00-13:40, 15 participants per session (reservation required), free of charge

    The Bukchon’s fair travel program, “Mature Village Trips,” which has been greatly loved for the past two years, has returned after a winter break with the theme, “Spring, Nature.” Meet the friendly Bukchon through stories told by village commentators from different fields.

    • 「Bukchon Hanok Court, Wall, Floor」 Trip: Find the courtyards, walls, and floors of Bukchon hanok in the springtime to learn about the architectural and cultural life styles of hanok.
      • □ April 6 (Sat.), 15:00-17:00, 15 participants (reservation required), free of charge
    • Spring Painting Outing, 「Meeting Bukchon with Paintings」 Trip: Find places throughout Bukchon that are mentioned in art history to hear stories and visit the homes of artists who once lived in Bukchon.
      • □ April 13 (Sat.), 15:00-17:00, 15 participants (reservation required), free of charge
    • 「The Voices of Bukchon Trees」 Trip: There are many trees with special stories in Bukchon. Time travel by finding trees from Bukchon’s history.
      • □ April 20 (Sat.), 15:00-17:00, 15 participants (reservation required), free of charge
    • 「Hanok, the Tail of Spring」 Trip: Tour Bukchon, learn about the history of Pansori, and hear the sounds of Korea that harmonize beautifully with the hanok.
      • □ April 27 (Sat.), 15:00-17:00, 15 participants (reservation required), free of charge

    The “Bukchon Humanities Lecture,” a program with courses that look at the present and imagine the future based on the history of Bukchon, will be held every other Friday from April 5 to June 21 with the theme of “Sites, Houses, and Streets of Bukchon.”
    Reservations can be made through the Seoul Hanok website (http://hanok.seoul.go.kr), and inquiries can be made to the Bukchon Traditional Culture Center (☎02-741-1033).

    As Bukchon is a residential area with a living history and community, unlike Namsangol Hanok Village and the Korean Folk Village, we ask that visitors be “mature and quiet visitors,” in consideration of the residents.

    Bukchon Traditional Culture Center’s “Blooming, Bukchon” April Program Overview

    • Date and time: every Saturday, April 6-April 27, 2019, 10:00-16:00
    • Venue: Bukchon Traditional Culture Center (105 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)
    • Event Inquiries: 82-2-741-1033 (Bukchon Traditional Culture Center)
    • Website: Seoul Hanok Portal (http://hanok.seoul.go.kr)
    Blooming, Bukchon
    Time 04/06 (Sat.) 04/13 (Sat.) 04/20 (Sat.) 04/27 (Sat.)
    10:00~16:00 Planting Experience Urban Beekeeping Flower Arrangement Food Craft
    10:00~16:00 Tea Ceremony and Confectionery Tea Ceremony and Confectionery Tea Ceremony Confectionery
    10:00~16:00 Paper Craft Paper Craft Paper Craft Paper Craft
    13:00~13:40   Commentary and Activity   Commentary and Activity
    14:30~15:20 Small Porch Concert   Small Porch Concert  
    15:00~17:00 Mature Village Trips Mature Village Trips Mature Village Trips Mature Village Trips

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