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Christ the Redeemer “wears” a costume to “strengthen exchanges” with Korea; look

O Christ the Redeemer was lit to “wear” the hanbok, traditional Korean clothing. The action was taken to “strengthen friendship and cultural exchange” between Brazil and South Korea, according to a publication made by the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer.

According to Jin Hee Lee, Jinju’s silk ambassador, the color blue was chosen because it “represents the birth of spring and life, being one of the five traditional Korean colors”. “In the Brazilian flag, blue symbolizes the sky and rivers. The suit’s belt also has the colors of the G20 logo, which will take place in November in Brazil,” he said.

In addition to showing Brazil’s good relationship with Korea, the action aims to publicize the opening of the exhibition “Lights of Korea – Jinju Lantern Festival”.

Considered as “the largest art exhibition from South Korea held in Brazil”, the exhibition will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Niterói, in Rio de Janeiro, starting this Sunday (9).

The exhibition showcases the ancient Korean tradition of colorful silk lanterns, which are seen annually in the city of Jinju.

The museum will have colorful tunnels formed with more than a thousand original silk lanterns from the Korean city, in addition to having installations that represent the Moon and show images of the city during the festival of lights.

According to the Korean Cultural Center in Brazil, the tradition began in the 12th century, with lanterns being used as a military tactic during the 1st Battle of Jinjuseong Fortress, during the Imjin War (1592-1598).

Tickets cost between R$8 and R$16. More information on the Korean Cultural Center website.

See Christ the Redeemer wearing the Hanbok, traditional Korean clothing:

Furthermore, the exhibition also provided a meeting between Father Omar, responsible for the sanctuary, and the South Korean ambassador, Lim Ki-mo, to re-record the song “Tá Escrito”, by Xande de Pilares.

Source: CNN Brasil

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