Friday, June 8, 2012

In-sadong Street - Traditional Korean Shopping

One of our shopping destinations was to In-sadong Street.  In-sadong street is known for being a traditional Korean shopping.  Here you are able to purchase authentic gifts and souvenior for your self and your family. Some of the things you are able to purchase are fans, slippers, jewelry, shoes, cell phone accessories, t-shirts, and crafts.

One of the crafts you could buy are the Korean traditional wooden masks. These were worn in war by soldiers and horses, ceremonially, for burial rites in jade and bronze and for shamanistic ceremonies to drive away evil spirits; to remember the faces of great historical figures in death masks; and in the arts, particularly in ritual dances, courtly, and theatrical plays.

Lots of students were able to purchase gifts for themselves and for family members.  The traditional gifts will truly help us all remember the Korean culture and have something to remember the trip by.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you all for the terrific posts. It has been a lot of fun to follow you through this amazing adventure!!! Thanks again!