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.
175th Part 6 Making Korean Fantasy, Jade Master Jang Joo-won
Jade, which has been used as valuable jewelry for thousands of years, has become a treasure representative of theEast, along with gold and silver. We meet Korea’s jade master, Jang Joo-won, who successfully makes visionary jade crafts with 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.