Online gallery of arts and crafts Korea Antique Alive presents exquisite works of arts created by renowned artists of Korea, reviving Asian artistic traditions passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years.
Korean artisans have achieved outstanding success in the aesthetic of traditional Asian art, demonstrating modest natural beauty with an almost complete absence of affectation and artificiality in an elegant and graceful forms.
Antique Alive project provides the opportunity to meet with the great masters of the arts of Korea, developing and preserving for future generations the tradition of Asian art, passed down from generation to generation for several millennia. Antique Alive is dedicated to providing the site visitors the opportunity to buy their gorgeous creations, works of artisans, interior decoration and unique gifts from Korea in an online gallery and the gift shop of Antique Alive.
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Craftsmen Korea – creators of unique outstanding aesthetic achievements in the Eastern tradition in the areas of art, such as ceramics, seladon porcelain . blue and white porcelain, mother of pearl inlay, lacquer work, sculptures of Buddha, Continue reading
This is the most favorite and bright holiday and new year’s holidays, lasting from 28 December to 4 January, are days of rest for everyone. Stops at this time practically all of business life in the country. There were times when On-segatsu celebrated according to the lunar calendar, but since the late 19th century the Japanese started to celebrate this holiday according to the generally accepted Gregorian calendar.
Japan is a country rich in diverse, interesting customs and traditions. In celebration of the New year it is very noticeable. Preparing for the holiday before its occurrence. On the streets of Japanese cities are many Christmas fairs, selling everything from Souvenirs and clothing to ritual objects. For example, HAMAMI. This blunt arrows with white feathers that protect the house from harm and evil forces. Or TAKARABUNE. Are the ships with rice and other “treasures” on which are seated seven gods of fortune.
Very popular talisman for good luck — CANADA (translated as “bear’s paw”). It reminds made of a bamboo rake. This thing is supposed to “rake” happiness. With every purchase the visitors of the stores is given as a traditional gift animal figure is a symbol of the coming year.
We can not talk about traditional Japanese decoration of the home before the New year, the so-called kadomatsu, Continue reading
Seoul is a city with 600 years of history. He is not only a centre of culture and education of Korea, but also a political and economic center of the country. Feature of Seoul is the harmonious combination of modern high-rise buildings with old buildings, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Seoul with its many entertainment and shopping, such as Myeong-Dong or Apgujeong, can be called a world-class city.
Despite the similar architecture, the palaces of Seoul, each has its own character, its own special style. Gyeongbokgung, which is located in the heart of the capital – the largest of all the palaces. If You have very little time, we can restrict our visits to the Restaurants, but we must remember that there are always many tourists. A completely different atmosphere reigns in the Palace Hankenson, which is located at some distance from the city centre. Visitors there a lot less, and can safely wander through the alleys, look at the pavilions and for a moment feel like a Korean nobleman of the XVI century. If You have the time, it is best to visit one of these two palaces, and also go to the Park Pivon – former private Park of the Korean bishops. This Park is a quiet and poetic – in recent years, open only for organized visitors (several times a day guided tours in English), Continue reading