Interviews

An Interview with Seyoung Park
Culinarian Opens Community Restaurant in Seaside City

The Korean peninsula is littered with small, family owned restaurants. Many restaurants serve versions of popular Korean dishes like spicy chicken, fried octopus, or spicy chicken feet. Eating at small restaurants is one of the ways to experience Korean food culture. The restaurant as a phenomenon is an interesting but overlooked part of life on …

An Interview with Seyoung Park
Culinarian Opens Community Restaurant in Seaside City
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An Interview with Jinha Lim
Tarot Reader Talks Tarot in South Korea

    Tarot shops are as ubiquitous as cafés in modern South Korea. Rooftop on the Hanok recently interviewed a professional tarot reader to get a closer look at the life of a South Korean tarot reader and to get some insights into the tarot culture. Jinha Lim currently works as a tarot reader in …

An Interview with Jinha Lim
Tarot Reader Talks Tarot in South Korea
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An Interview with Alex Nelson
Anthropologist Discusses Korean Attitudes Towards Love and Relationships

Love, relationships, and marriage are parts of life that are universal to the human experience. Though they are routine, it doesn’t mean that people necessarily understand them. Alex Nelson has spent the better part of the last seven years studying love, dating, relationships, and marriage in a Korean context.  He is a Ph.D candidate in …

An Interview with Alex Nelson
Anthropologist Discusses Korean Attitudes Towards Love and Relationships
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An Interview with Martin Zenker
Veteran Jazz Musician Shares His Experiences on the Korean Peninsula

One aspect of life in Seoul is the local jazz scene. Live music is one of the underappreciated elements that Seoul offers, and the jazz scene has largely expanded in recent decades. Big and small venues alike are found throughout central Seoul, as well as sizable audiences and technically proficient musicians. Martin Zenker is a …

An Interview with Martin Zenker
Veteran Jazz Musician Shares His Experiences on the Korean Peninsula
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