World Ch. Schedule : FRI 07:30 KST
* Date : 2019-05-09
A special festival is held in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province every year. It’s none other than the Pohang Marine Corps Cultural Festival, which consists of a wide variety of events and programs. Kicking things off is a car parade with the participation of the marines, citizens and members of the ROK Marine Corps Veterans Association, and there are military equipment and vehicles on display for people to check out. Visitors also get a chance to try on the Marine Corps uniforms and engage in various other hands-on experience programs. Join us as we take you to meet the brave men of the ROK Marine Corps on this special occasion.
There is a group of five elderly men who have opened the second chapter of their lives. They are G.O.Age that’s been dubbed "Halbae-dol," meaning the "Grandpa Idol Stars." Comprised of men in their 60s and 70s, the quintet teamed up and launched their singing careers to follow their passion for music. In September 2017, they even released their first-ever album. They are currently working on their second album, while busking and performing at events to interact more closely with the public. We take you to meet these elderly gentlemen, who are looking to start the "K-grandpop" craze.
The Icheon Ceramics Festival, a celebration of the rich ceramic traditions of Korea, is being held in the city that’s well-known for being home to Korean pottery. It’s a chance for pottery enthusiasts to check out a broad range of ceramic artworks created by amateur artists and master potters from all over the world. There is even a workshop where domestic potters and 14 foreign potters from 9 countries get to share their knowledge and techniques and learn from one another. After being molded into shape, the ceramics must withstand high heat to be turned into exquisite works of art, and we take you to meet Choi In-kyu, a master potter who has dedicated his entire life to ceramic art.