Mrs. Kim attends cultural festival wearing ‘Hansan Moshi Skirt’
Mrs. Kim Gun-hee, who was recently inducted as the Honorary Chairperson of the Korea Visitors Bureau, attended the Hansan Moshi Cultural Festival, a representative local festival in Seocheon County, Chungnam Province, as part of her first regional tour안전놀이터.
Kim Gun-hee walks down the stage after delivering a congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Hansan Moshi Cultural Festival held at Hansan Moshi Hall in Seocheon-gun, Chungnam, on Monday afternoon. Yonhap
“We must inherit the great tradition of Hansan Moshi and promote the excellence of Hansan Moshi so that it can increase its competitiveness in the global market,” Kim said in a congratulatory speech at the festival on Monday, adding, “I will do my best to impress the world with the depth hidden in its simplicity.”
Kim Gun-hee performs a moshi loom at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Hansan Moshi Cultural Festival held at Hansan Moshi Hall in Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, on Monday afternoon. Yonhap
Hansan moshi refers to moshi produced only in the Hansan region of Seocheon County, Chungnam Province. It was designated as a national intangible cultural property in 1967 for its 1500-year history and excellent and delicate quality, and was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2011.
Kim Gun-hee watches a performance at the opening ceremony of the 33rd Hansan Moshi Cultural Festival at the Hansan Moshi Hall in Seocheon, Chungnam Province, on Monday afternoon. Yonhap
“Our proud Hansan mosquito has already been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity,” Kim said, explaining that the mosquito has gone through dozens of painstaking processes to be born, and that its texture is so soft and delicate that it has been praised as being like the inner wings of a dragonfly.”
Kim Gun-hee enters the opening ceremony of the 33rd Hansan Moshi Cultural Festival held at Hansan Moshi Hall in Seocheon, Chungcheongnam-do, on Monday afternoon. Yonhap
“The global tourism market is driven by personalized cultural experiences,” he said, “and we are confident that the moshi experience in Hansan will give a unique impression to the people of Korea and the world.” “The moshi weaving experience, where you can experience the perfection of the process and deep reflection rather than the result, will bring new meaning to our lives,” he added.
Ms. Kim Gun-hee holds a meeting with intangible cultural property transmission educators and participants at Hansan Moshi Hall in Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, on the afternoon of the 9th. On the right is artisan Bang Yeon-ok, a skill holder of the National Intangible Cultural Property ‘Hansan Moshi’. Courtesy of the Office of the President
President Kim Geun-hui holds a meeting with educators and participants in the transmission of intangible cultural properties at Hansan Moshi Hall in Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, on the afternoon of Sept. 9. Courtesy of the presidential office
Prior to the festival, Mrs. Kim also held a meeting at the Hansan Mosikwan workshop, guided by artisan Bang Yeon-ok, a holder of the National Intangible Cultural Property “Hansan Moshi Weaving,” to listen to the concerns and opinions of educators and trainees of intangible cultural property transmission.