Saturday, March 26, 2016

Get Ready for the 20th Edition of the Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival!

The 2016 Edition of the Jeonju Hanji Festival will be held in Jeonju (Jeollabuk-do province, South Korea) from May 5 (Thu) to May 8 (Sun), 2016.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Festival! How exciting!

Once again, HanjiNaty will have its own booth at the Festival, to celebrate with the visitors, artists and artisans the twentieth anniversary of the Festival.

This annual event will be held once again the area surrounding the Hanji Industry Support Center in Jeonju.

As soon as the detailed program of the Festival is revealed, I will post more information here! I can already tell you that there will be an open-air market, hands-on workshops, and most likely shows and exhibitions, including the popular Hanji fashion show.

Finally, it is important to mention that the Festival site is open and admission is free for all visitors. As the first day of the Festival is Children's Day (May 5), visiting the site with your family could be a very pleasant experience, as many activities are designed for children.

You can find more information on the Festival website (in Korean only) :

Here is the map to get to the Festival site :

See you in Jeonju!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Celebrating Korean Hanji paper in New York City with "Re:visioning Hanji"

It seems that Korean Hanji paper has been in the spotlight these last few weeks! After an interesting Festival held in Sydney, Australia, organized to celebrate and promote this amazing material, Hanji is once again the heart of a promotional event outside of Korea. Would 2016 be the Year of Hanji? I surely hope so!

This time, Hanji paper is the star of a special exhibition in New York City! Hanji artworks by contemporary artists Ran Hwang and Aimee Lee will be presented in "Re:visioning HANJI", from February 24, to March 31, 2016.

A special Hanji making seminar and hands-on workshop, led by Aimee Lee, is also organized on March 12 and 13 (Sat and Sun), to give visitors the occasion to experiment the paper-making process.

The exhibition is held in Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center NY, at 460 Park Avenue (6th Floor) in New York City, NY, USA.

You can read the complete press release here: 

For more details, you can also refer to the Korean Cultural Center website :