It introduces Korean traditional culture associated with Korean consonants.
We expressed Korean culture through 14 kinds of Korean consonants and illustrations related to these consonants.
한글 자음과 연관된 한국전통문화를 소개합니다. 총 14가지의 한글 자음과 각 자음에 연관된 일러스트를 통해 한국문화를 표현했습니다.





KOREAN CONSONANTS.
ㄱ  ㄴ  ㄷ  ㄹ  ㅁ  ㅂ  ㅅ  ㅇ  ㅈ  ㅊ  ㅋ  ㅌ  ㅍ  ㅎ






ALPHABET 'ㄱ'
SWING RUNNING (그네뛰기)
It is a traditional recreation activity that young women enjoy swinging in Dano in May. The swing running is a typical and representative activity in Dano. It is said that the women wearing colorful hanbok and swinging were like a scenic picture.


ALPHABET 'ㄴ'
FARMER (농부)
Korea has four distinct seasons and is suitable for farming. Grain became the center of Korean food culture and steamed rice and side dishes formed a unique form of Korean food.


ALPHABET 'ㄷ'
DANCHEONG(단청)
It is a drawing pattern on wooden buildings by using five colors (i.e., blue, red, yellow, white, and black) Dancheong, which decorates buildings beautifully, contains various symbols according to the pattern.


ALPHABET 'ㄹ'
ORCHID(란)
From the ancient time, the orchid stands for the personality of a man with virtue and knowledge. The orchid, which symbolizes the fidelity and loyalty of Seonbi, represents a typical virtue, which Seonbi tried to protect.


ALPHABET 'ㅁ'
MUNBANDSAU(문방사우)
It is the personified name of hanji, writing brush, inkstone, and ink stick. It means the friends of a Seonbi. It shows that a Seonbi respected these four essential tools for writing and painting and referred to them as friends.


ALPHABET 'ㅂ'
BUDDHISM(불교)
Buddhism is one of the important religions in Korea and Koreans have lived with it. For a long time, Buddhism has had a great impact on the formation of Korean culture.


ALPHABET 'ㅅ'
SEONBI(선비)
A Seonbi means a person with a great personality. A Seonbi is a moral and intellectual person. The spirit of a Seonbi is the virtue of intellectuals in the ancient Korea.


ALPHABET 'ㅇ'
GAME OF YUT(윷놀이)
It is one of representative folk games of Korea. It throws four wooden Yut sticks.  Men and women of all ages can enjoy this game together.


ALPHABET 'ㅈ'
JEJU ISLAND(제주도)
Jeju Island is the largest island of South Korea located at the south of Korean Peninsula. Many tourists visit the island every year due to its beautiful natural scenery. The island has been famous for its rich wind, stone, and women.


ALPHABET 'ㅊ'
CHEONGSACHORONG(청사초롱)
A lantern wrapped up by the red and blue paper is called Cheongsachorong. It has been mainly used to light the way of the bride riding in a palanquin during the wedding ceremony of the Joseon Dynasty.


ALPHABET 'ㅋ'
WINNOWING(키질)
It indicates blowing by the wind to separate threshed grain from bran. Winnow is associated with an interesting custom. When a child wet his or her pants during the night, parents put winnow over the child and made the child beg for salt to a neighbor.


ALPHABET 'ㅌ'
TAEKWONDO(태권도)
Taekwondo is a globalized sport originated from South Korea. It is a martial art to attack and defend with hands and feet without weapons. It mainly wears a white uniform and divides skill levels by colored belt.


ALPHABET 'ㅍ'
PUNGMUL(풍물놀이)
It is a unique folk culture that has been mainly done by farmers. It dances and sings while playing buk, janggu, jing, and napal. This play intended to turn tough labor into pleasant and lively work.


ALPHABET 'ㅎ'
HAMJINABI(함진아비)
The wooden box containing the items necessary for the wedding ceremony is called ‘Ham’. In Korea, the groom sent a messenger with carrying the ‘Ham’, called Hamjinabi, to the bride's home in the night before the marriage. It is a tradition that the bride’s family treats the Hamjinabi with rice cake and wine.






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