455. Toronto’s Korean Cultural Opportunities 2014

 The Korean Club at the University of Toronto has put on a couple excellent programs recently and they were open to the public, not just to students. In November the club organized some challenging but fun Korean games.

Chicken Feet Game. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Chicken Feet Game. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Part of the U. of T.’s Korea Day Cultural Fair program was a concert by distinguished classical musician Prof. Chan E. Park of Ohio State University. She sings and teaches 300 year old p’ansori music. She was awesome.

Prof. Chan E. Park  Singing Traditional Pan'sori.  Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Prof. Chan E. Park Singing Traditional Pan’sori. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Last month, we were treated to an unusual fashion show of traditional Korean costumes at a Hanbok workshop. Students from various countries modeled the clothes as the owner of the costumes Cecelia Choi explained their history. Another Korean event is coming up on February 15. I hope you don’t miss it.

Queen's dress. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Queen’s dress. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

 The fashion show exhibited part of a private collection of over a hundred costumes. Mrs. Choi helped dress the students. She and some of the Korean students explained the proper movements to go with them.

Bride Groom with Rank Badge of an Official. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Bride Groom with Rank Badge of an Official. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Then people from the audience were encouraged to try on the beautiful clothes, each of which, had a unique purpose.

Queen's Wedding Dress. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Queen’s wedding dress. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

 

The Collection Included a Courtesan's Headpiece and Dress. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

The Collection Included a Courtesan’s Headpiece and Dress. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Ms. Choi’ can be reached at: info@fswinemaker.com . She runs a wine-making store too. Feel free to contact her for Hanbok rentals.

Mrs. Choi (left) with Her Models. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Mrs. Choi (left) with Her Models. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

The U. of T. Korea Club can be reached at: thekoreaclub@gmail.com or http://www.facebook.com/events/577194665702447/ . Look at February 15 on www.TorontoMulticulturalCalendar.com for the upcoming Korean New Year event. Follow us on www.twitter.com/torontomulticul for updates and reminders.

Formal Korean Wedding Bow. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

Formal Korean Wedding Bow. Copyright ©2014 Ruth Lor Malloy.

 

2 Comments

  1. My son is marrying a Korean woman and they would like to perform a pyebaek at the reception. Do you have the needed supplies available to rent or do you know where we can rent them

    Thank you.

    Mariejoy Burton

    1. Hi Mariejoy,

      Thanks for your query. It sounds like a wonderful wedding. I presume you saw our blog on Korean costumes. If you haven’t, it’s below. The owner of these costumes Cecelia Choi does rent them out. My only address for her is: : info@fswinemaker.com. She runs a wine-making store too. I don’t know if she has exactly what you want but she might know of someone else who has one.

      Other people who might be able to help you: U. of Toronto Korean Students Association. This group is in touch with Ms. Choi. https://koreaclub.sa.utoronto.ca/
      The Korea Club | Official Site of University of Toronto’s …
      koreaclub.sa.utoronto.ca
      Official Site of University of Toronto’s Korea Club

      Jason Lee. leejason8@hotmail.com . His family owns a Korean restaurant in the Bloor – Bathurst area. His mother is a former Korean movie star and he’s active in the Korean BIA.

      There’s also the Korean Canadian Cultural Association of the Greater Toronto Area. Ava Song. Office Management. 416-383-0777. 1133 Leslie St. North York. kcca1133@gmail.com. http://Www.koreancentre.on.ca.
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      My blog on Ms. Choi’s costumes is at:
      https://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com/2014/02/10/455-torontos-korean-cultural-opportunities-2014/

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      https://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com
      The Korean Club at the University of Toronto has put on a couple excellent programs recently and they were open to the public, not just to students.

      I hope these are helpful. Ruth.

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