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Reeactment of Royal Wedding Based on Royal Protocol Book Uigwe Updated: 2012-03-05 12:00:00 KST

Reeactment of Royal Wedding Based on Royal Protocol Book Uigwe
This is a traditional Korean royal wedding ceremony, presented on Monday evening, here at the National Museum of Korea.

[Reporter : Park Ji-won] "This Joseon Dynasty royal wedding ceremony was reenacted after thoroughly researching the protocols depicted in the royal records called uigwe."

The uigwe is a collection of illustrated records providing details of all royal protocols, including weddings, during the Joseon Dynasty, which lasted over five-hundred years, until the end of the 19th century.
Some of the royal books were looted by French troops about one-hundred-and-fifty years ago, which were finally returned to Korea, last year.

[Interview : Ryu Song-ok, Chairperson
Korean Royal Costume Research Institute] "With the return of the royal books from France last year,.. Korean people began to pay more interest in traditional royal ceremonies. We decided to particularly showcase a wedding ceremony, because it is the most splendid ceremony of all,.. in terms of clothing."

After the ceremony, a performance featuring traditional music and dance was held.
In addition, a fashion show of hanbok or Korea's traditional dress,.. was presented during the latter part of the evening, revealing the grace and elegance of the Korean garment.

[Interview : Lee Bae-yong, Chairwoman
Presidential Council on Nation Branding] "We organized this event to let people know that Korea has very sophisticated royal culture,and has more to offer than just K-pop and Korean TV drama, and also to promote the beauty of Korea's traditional culture."

[Interview : Jaroslav Olsa Jr., Ambassador of the Czech Republic
] "I think it's very interesting to see the royal wedding, which I haven't seen before. Although I'm here four years, still there are many things I can find in the past glory of Korea."

The event was organized by the Presidential Council on Nation Branding, which hopes to bring the prime beauty of Korea's royalty and its arts and culture through this opportunity.
Park Ji-won, Arirang News.
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