[Wearing Hanbok & Playing Janggu!]
Hot Cultural Trend,
Wearing Hanbok & Playing Janggu!
Do you know the recent trend?
We can easily meet the young people & foreigners who wear Hanbok
in downtown of Seoul
especially, near by the old palace and Hanok villages
such as Insadong, Bukchon and Samcheongdong.
For the young generation, ‘Hanbok’ is not old fashions which is very uncomfortable
but it became a ‘Culture’ and ‘Enjoyable thing’.
The tradition that we meet by experience becomes a new cultural trend.
Then, how about having one more experience of tradition rather than just wearing Hanbok?
I would like to recommend you “Wearing Hanbok & Playing Janggu!”.
I wore Hanbok very after a long time for the Janggu class.
I have thought that Hanbok is very uncomfortable cloth.
However, after wearing it, I figured out that it is very comfortable and cool!
The venue that you can have the experience of Janggu class wearing Hanbok is ‘Jeongdong Maru’
It is brand-new venue of Jeongdong Theater.
The venue has traditional housing interiors so, I posed like a Confucian scholar.
While I was waiting for the Janggu class, I could find many foreigners in Jeongdong Maru.
It was very cool to see the foreigners who is looking forward to having Janggu class wearing Hanbok.
And Korean Traditional Culture.
Now, It becomes an world wide enjoyable things.
There were many young kids waiting for the class.
Then, Let’s start to learn Janggu!
Janggu class began with introduction of how to call the stick of Janggu.
On the right hand, we have Gung-chae which has round tip.
On the left hand, we have Yeol-chae which is flat one.
Dung, the sound when you hit the both side of Janggu.
Kung, the sound when you hit only left side of Janggu.
Tta, the sound when you hit only right side of Janggu.
The rhythm that you learn from the janggu class of Jeongdong Maru is ‘Hwimori’
‘Hwimori’ is one of the fastest rhythm of Korean traditional music.
Therefore it is very exciting and energetic rhythm.
‘Hwimori’ seems like difficult rhythm for the beginers
but once I accustomed to the rhythm I could play fast.
Therefore the atmosphere in the Jeongdong maru becomes so hot.
After playing Janggu, I could feel my stress off and it was so cool.
And as there were many people who wear hanbok like me, I could feel that we became the one!
It seems like very special experience as I wore the Korean traditional cloth and played Korean traditional music.
Janggu class is very enjoyable experience without burden.
I would like to recommend it to all from young kids to foreign people who want to learn about Korean tradition.
For the couples who want to enjoy a special dating,
I would like to recommend to experience Janggu Class rather than only wearing Hanbok.
Hope you enjoy the hot trend with “Wearing Hanbok & Playing Janggu!”
*Jeongdong Theater’s Jeongdong Maru Janggu Class*
– Every Tue-Sat 3 pm (30 mins)
– Contact : 02-751-1944