In Costa Rica, there is the possibility of traveling to Korea without leaving the country, just drop by the Korean Pavilion, which opened this past Friday as part of the activities of the International Festival of Arts (FIA), to know the culture of the guest country this year. Costa Rica travel deals to enjoy these activities are pretty cheap.
The Sculpture Garden Museum of Costa Rican Art (MAC) in La Sabana, is the seat of the show that shows the food, clothing and traditional Korean arts on paper and ink.
The Hanji is a role that is derived from the mulberry tree and, according to Yun Jeong Choi, crafts can take about 1,200 years; and you can see it at the Festival of Arts as part of the stuff to do in costa rica this weekend.
"It's a role that seems to fabric because it has lots of fibers and does not rust," said Yun Jeong. Beside him, Paola Berrocal, voluntary Embassy, added, "If you painted, as with the vases, can last up to 2,000 years."
This paper makes masks, sculptures and fans. These are known as buchae, which means "create wind with his hands" and, apart from appeasing the heat, the aristocrats served to hide the face, clowns or actors as an instrument to accompany his acts and religious rites.
The Hanji is also the support of Hangul, a writing system that was created to democratize access to this knowledge by the people and that, previously, only high class people could write.
Every afternoon, in two sessions at 1:30 p. m, and 6:30 p. m., people can take classes to learn calligraphy and ink painting, masks and paper fans, and to make sewing along the line of hanbok, the traditional dress of the country. You can find cheap hotels in costa rica near La Sabana if you want to enjoy this activity.