1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

An Oriental teahouse, with traditional peaked wooden roof, is linked with a concrete pavilion of free-flowing contemporary lines, linking the Korea of yesterday and today. Within the pavilion, ancient art and folk dances are on view along with products for sale from South Korea's rebuilt industries. In the teahouse, waitresses in flowing silk robes serve delicacies from the nation's 2,000-year-old cuisine.
* Admission: free.
 Highlights 
A SCULPTURED WELCOME. Above the entrance to the area is a contemporary wood sculpture suggesting old Korean calligraphy. Inside the main building, grasscloth, silk and other fabrics from modern Korea are displayed among paintings, carvings and ornamental screens many centuries old. Handicrafts on sale include dolls in native dress, brass and lacquer ware and embroidered silks. Guides also take orders for 800 listed products.
TOWER OF TREASURES. Standing in between the two buildings is a replica of the Tabo Pagoda, or Tower of Many Treasures. Built in Kyongju, Korea's capital during its Golden Age, the Sixth Century pagoda is considered a masterpiece of Oriental carved stonemasonry.
THE NATION'S CULTURE. Films and slides show the art and life of contemporary Korea.
RESTAURANT. The teahouse serves individual dishes or complete meals. One of the specialties is Kimchi, a mixture of spiced and pickled vegetables which has been seasoned underground in huge jars. Costumed entertainers offer folk dances.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

A traditional teahouse and a modern pavilion are settings for exhibits that link the Korea of yesterday and today.

The pavilion houses products of Korea's rebuilt industries and displays of the nation's artistic and cultural past. Waitresses dressed in flowing silk robes serve the delicacies of a cuisine that dates back more than 2,000 years.

ART AND INDUSTRY. Paintings and ornamental screens are displayed among silk fabrics. Films depict Korea's industrial and cultural achievements, and a shop sells dolls, silks and brassware.
DANCING DRUMMERS. Among various folk dances presented is a number in which girls tap on drums while executing intricate steps.
TOWER OF TREASURES. Between the two buildings stands a replica of a Sixth Century pagoda known as the Tower of Many Treasures.
TEAHOUSE. Individual dishes and complete meals are served. A specialty is Kimchi, a mixture of spiced and pickled vegetables.
 
Admission: free.

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