In the 21st century, where the world is changing fast with digitalization and modernization, there are still those who hold fast to Korea’s distinct style and tradition. They are the masters of this age, who have inherited and developed Korean history, culture, traditional art, and science technology which have been passed down to us from one person to another from a long time ago. Delve into the charm of Korea’s amazing traditional skills and unique culture through The Masters Series: a 6-part series containing the stories of 6 masters.
Part 1 Continuing the 1,000 Years of Tradition, Paper Master Hong Choon-soo
Braving the cold winter wind for all his life, Master Hong, a cultural asset for traditional paper, has carried on the legacy of Korea’s traditional paper for the past 70 years. We introduce his pride in traditional paper and the manufacturing process of this elegant masterpiece.
Part 2 Engraving Eternity, Metal Master Choi Gwang-woong
There is one who has steadily put his name up to work for the restoration of Korean cultural assets. It is none other than metal master, Choi Gwang-woong. From Master Choi, who has recently finished the restoration of the flask from Wangheung temple, we can experience the touch of the master of metal.