Archive for the ‘Korean Culture’ Category

Janggeum’s Dream and the The Four Classes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

It would have been nice if I knew the meanings of the “levels” in Janggeum’s Dream before episode 15. The subtitles in this episode used translations such as “orchid” rather than original Korean words like “nancho” for the levels, as seen in episode three.


Braided Hair and a Hanbok: Korean Traditional Clothing and Style

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Disclaimer: The information in this post is based on information I found online when reading about a few aspects of Korean culture and history after my first exposure to it in a Korean animated series. It’s possible I’ve included misinformation that I found online. I’ve linked to my sources at the end of this article, but not all of those pages are online anymore. After reading this article, please check the comments as well, as there is more interesting information there. (Disclaimer added 2012-01-13.)

Watching Janggeum’s Dream leaves me wanting to know more about traditional Korean culture. In Janggeum’s Dream, the two things which stand out right away are 1) the outfits worn and 2) the hairstyles.