[Well-curated weekend] Rabbit-themed exhibition, retro game and cafe at historic building

[Well-curated weekend] Rabbit-themed exhibition, retro game and cafe at historic building

Graphic of a drawing by comic artist Lee Doo-ho (Korea Manhwa Contents Company)

As the new yr techniques, different rabbit-themed occasions, points of interest and exhibitions are scheduled to entertain the community, celebrating the 12 months of the Black Rabbit.

Rabbit-themed carton exhibition

Cartoon exhibition Eol-To-Dang-To, an abbreviation term for “Way to go rabbit! What a self-confident rabbit!” in Korean, element eye-catching operates drawn by the users of the Korea Cartoonist Affiliation and Japanese artists.

Korean standard comic artist Lee Doo-ho and renowned Japanese manga artist Iwami Seiji are amongst 60 artists who joined the exhibition to celebrate the new year.

Image of a drawing by artist Kim Jin (Korea Manhwa Contents Agency)

Image of a drawing by artist Kim Jin (Korea Manhwa Contents Agency)

Taking part artists shared that they have showcased the dynamic and lively qualities of the rabbit, wishing guests an amazing new year.

The exhibition will take put at Korea Manhwa Museum in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province.

Just after about a 3- to 4-moment wander from Samsan Gymnasium Station Exit No. 5 on Subway Line No. 7, cartoon lovers can very easily spot the large open up sq. of Korea Manhwa Museum.

Artwork drawn by Japanese artist Takashi Honjo (Korea Manhwa Contents Agency)

Artwork drawn by Japanese artist Takashi Honjo (Korea Manhwa Contents Company)

Fascinating palms-on functions — including a rabbit-mask making program, a tteok (Korean rice cake) making knowledge and creating new year’s wishes — are ready at the museum’s lobby as well.

The admission cost is 5,000 won for each individual.

The Korean Manhwa Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with doors closing at 5 p.m. Really do not forget that the museum is shut on Mondays, New Year’s Working day and the Seollal (Lunar New Calendar year) holiday getaway.

The exhibition, which began on Dec. 27, is scheduled to run by means of Feb. 26, 2023.

Com Com Play (Hwang Dong-hee/The Korea Herald)

Com Com Participate in (Hwang Dong-hee/The Korea Herald)

Retro games at Com Com Participate in

Coming out of Exit 4 of Jongno 3-ga Station, up the streets of Ikseon-dong Hanok Village, you will appear across a two-story developing at the stop of an alleyway.

A large purple signal that reads “World ideal Korean style match center” will catch your consideration, inviting you to a retro arcade heart with video games that men and women employed to enjoy in entrance of nearby stationery retailers in the 1990s.

The arcade is well-known as a filming locale for drama series these as the new strike sequence “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” the tvN sequence “True Beauty” (2020) starring Cha Eun-woo and Moon Ga-youthful and the KBS collection “When the Camellia Blooms” (2019) starring Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Ha-neul.

Visitors play games at Com Com Play. (Com Com Play's Instagram)

Readers play games at Com Com Play. (Com Com Play’s Instagram)

The first flooring of the renovated hanok is complete of online games to perform with a team of good friends. A bout of online games with “Pump It Up,” a new music video sport performed on a dance pad “Razing Storm,” a gun rail shooting video game or “Hidden Catch 5,” which Woo Young-woo played in the collection, will have you entirely immersed.

The next floor holds a lot more adhere-primarily based video games. You can appreciate “Puzzle Bobble,” a tile-matching puzzle arcade recreation “Tetris,” a puzzle video clip recreation “Snow Bros,” a video clip recreation to defeat enemies by throwing snowballs at them and quite a few more.

There are also punch equipment, darts and claw cranes to appreciate.

A single sport expenses 500 won or 1,000 won. You can trade payments for cash at the middle.

The arcade is open 24 several hours. Apart from the Ikseon-dong branch in Jongno-gu, Com Com Enjoy operates 5 other branches all over Seoul, which include Haebangchon in Yongsan-gu and Yeonnam-dong in Mapo-gu.

Dessert cafe The Spot Fabulous (Park Ga-young/The Korea Herald)

Dessert cafe The Place Magnificent (Park Ga-youthful/The Korea Herald)

Cafe in a historic creating

Ideal throughout from the Chinese Embassy in Myeong-dong, a vacationer district that was bustling with international travellers just before the COVID-19 pandemic is a historic making that was built in the 1950s. It utilised to property the embassy of Taiwan as evidenced by the white sunshine emblem, which even now is shown on the top of the gate.

Since August 1992, when diplomatic relations concerning South Korea and Tawian have been broken off as the previous founded a diplomatic romantic relationship with China, the developing has been used for several applications soon after practically two many years of emptiness. In the 2010s, it has been commercially used as a cafe or a picture studio for travellers.

In 2019, the interior of the creating was reworked into a roomy dessert cafe with superior ceilings and many mirrors identified as The Place Wonderful. By way of tall windows, visitors can get a cozy perspective of the metropolis middle and the Chinese Embassy.

As South Korea and most of the earth little by little return to pre-pandemic normlacy, Myeong-dong may possibly before long be crowded with overseas visitors as properly. However, at present it’s a snug place for these seeking to alleviate their sweet tooth and get pleasure from a special ambiance. It’s also best for these who are looking for Instagrammable moments.

1 draw back for this weekend as we enter 2023 is that it may well get truly crowded, as the neighborhood is not considerably from Jonggak, wherever the New Yr bell-ringing ceremony will return for the very first time in three yrs. Also nearby is Shinsegae Section Retail outlet, which gives a media facade that covers a full wall of the building.

By Lee Si-jin ([email protected])
Hwang Dong-hee ([email protected])
Park Ga-younger ([email protected])