Showing posts from June, 2015

My Etsy Shop

I've finally opened my own Etsy Hanji Shop.  Its something I've been going to do for a long time and I've had lots of requests regarding where people can purchase unique hanji pieces from, so here it is. My shop name isKultureshock.
I'm currently having an opening sale of 20% off for the next 2 weeks only so don't forget to check it out.

Museum SAN ......

Korea is and always has been, a country full of surprises. 
Recently I was told by a Hanji friend about a Paper  Museum called Museum SAN (Space Art & Nature) and the indication was that it's a must see for anyone who is visiting Korea and loves paper. 'San' also means mountain in Korean so it has a double edged meaning.
 It's a bit of a trek to get to from Seoul because first you need to take a 1 1/2 hr train ride  to Wonju,  a city renown in its own right for the quality of it's Hanji, then it's a 17 km taxi ride out to Oak Valley. This place is well known amongst locals as a ski resort during the winter months and a lovely mountain retreat during the summer. We had a seamless trip on the very efficient Korea railway system and taxi services, and soon arrived with great expectations of this place.

 I've visited several Hanji museums in this country  and they've been quite interesting for someone who can see past the lack and quality of the presentati…