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22 Japanese And Korean Instagram Accounts For Your Street Style Fix

Like their western counterparts, Tokyo and Seoul Fashion Weeks in recent seasons saw a mix of digital presentations and socially-distanced runway shows—and with that, reduced activity outside the shows.

While we’ll have to wait till things turn around before we can take in all the action on the runway and outside the shows again, get your street style fix by scrolling through the Instagram feeds of these dynamic style stars who celebrate bright, bold, and refreshing new looks.

Sora Choi

Known for her feminine meets rock-chic style that has caught the eyes of luxury brands and followers alike, Sora Choi is a familiar face in the international fashion circuit. She has proven herself to not only be a versatile model, but also a edgy fashionista off the runway.

Jung Da-won

With an impressive 8.9 million followers on Instagram, Jung Da-won‘s popularity rivals that of famous Korean celebrities. The founder of fashion brand MEJIWOO and sister of BTS member J-Hope, stands out with her youthful and feminine style.


Artist and stylist Cheri is edgy, cool, and openly queer. Trawl through her feed and you’ll see photos of her rocking uniquely tailored pieces, unexpected combinations and smart layering with creative flair.

Emi Suzuki

Japanese model Emi Suzuki made her debut in 2005, and remains a prominent figure in the fashion industry. Get a glimpse into her life as a mom, model, and designer for her label Lautashi on her Instagram.

Daniel Luna

Street style photographer Daniel Luna captures playful concoctions on the streets of Seoul. Check out his curated feed for some quirky style inspo.

Mademoiselle Yulia

Mademoiselle Yulia is no stranger to the fashion scene; the street style favourite is a regular when it comes to getting snapped by photographers during fashion month. The DJ, singer and designer is known to be a style chameleon, with the ability to rock anything from dainty kimonos to avant-garde outfits from her label, Growing Pains.

Park Gyuri

Fashion blogger Park Gyuri channels a romantic, feminine meets street aesthetic via her chic outfits. She regularly posts outtakes from her daily life, travel and work.

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Influencer twins Ami and Aya (known as AMIAYAhave taken the fashion world by storm with their pink bobbed hair and flamboyant, co-ordinated styles. The duo started out with street snaps in Tokyo’s Harajuku, and have gone on to make numerous appearances at fashion weeks around the world.

Irene Kim

Whether it’s her fun hair choices or colourful outfits, Irene Kim is the epitome of edgy eclecticism. The social media darling travels around the world, modelling for major fashion houses and appearing at fashion events. Her fun-loving personality has also earned her a legion of loyal followers on Instagram.

Akimoto Kozue

With her signature winged eyeliner and blunt cut bangs, model and street style star Akimoto Kozue has proven time and again her versatility in the style department. Having graced magazine covers and strutted down runways, Kozue’s off-duty style is just as impeccable.

Ki Eun-se

Actress turned influencer Ki Eun-se‘s posts on her stylish wardrobe, beauty tips and world travels have made her an Instagram star in her own right. Take cues from her chic OOTDs.

Lala Takahashi

Meet 18-year-old Lala Takahashi, daughter of Japanese cult label Undercover‘s Jun Takahashi. Lala might be relatively new to the modeling scene, but she has already walked for brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Off-White and appeared in campaigns for Valentino and Uniqlo. Not to mention, she has an enviable style to boot.

Song Hae-na

The former contestant on Korea’s Next Top Model cycle 2 has gone on to model for major brands and fashion houses, as well as establish a strong social media presence. Hae-na documents her travel adventures and fitness regime, and showcases casual outfits with a twist.


Japanese tattoo model Chihiro is a budding street style star. A scroll through her feed brings up gothic outfits with touches of whimsy—a result of her inventive use of prints and patterns.

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Park Tae-min

Park Tae-min is the epitome of effortless cool. Besides posting content relating to his work as a model, Park proves he’s got a keen eye for fashion by constantly exploring different styles in his outfit snaps.


Coco (or Coco Pink Princess) needs no introduction. The 9-year-old tastemaker boasts 634K followers and counting on Instagram, showcasing off-kilter, delightful looks that feature one-of-a-kind pieces from her parents’ vintage store in the heart of Tokyo’s Harajuku district.

Jung Ho-yeon

From walking at Seoul Fashion Week to becoming a Chanel muse, Jung Ho-yeon has come a long way in her modeling career. Whether it’s backstage and runway pictures to travel snapshots, tag along for an inside look at her life as a model.

Rika Konouchi

When she’s not taking photos to promote Caroline Diner where she works, store manager Rika Konouchi showcases her casual, off-beat style on her Instagram. She has been featured on street style magazines such as Drop Tokyo.

Lee Ho-jung

Korean model and actress Lee Ho-jung has not only graced the pages of many publications, she has also made appearances in drama series, films (such as Midnight Runners), and music videos. Follow for style inspo that balances trends with simplicity and comfort.

Tokyo Fashion

Tokyo Fashion features some of the most unexpected and over-the-top looks captured on the streets of Harajuku, Shibuya and other areas of Tokyo. Check out the account for the coolest street style inspiration from well-dressed individuals.


Korean Instagram influencer Mulbada is known for her girly style with with an edge (think: long dresses, animal print skirts, and leather jackets) and beauty tips. She also has her own fashion brand called Unbutton, which offers fashionable separates in pastel hues.

Jay Lim


Established fashion photographer Jay Lim has shot numerous fashion week attendees’ (from Seoul to New York and Paris) as part of his street style portfolio. Hit follow for all the best looks from Korean celebs, models and everyday fashionistas.

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  • the secret meanings behind seoul’s outlandish street style trends

    “Haven’t you noticed when you go to Korea that there are so many mirrors?”

    Designer Siki Im is describing a recent trip back to Seoul, the birthplace of his parents and a city where he spent much of his childhood. Though he’s now based in the U.S., the avant-garde menswear designer says there’s no shortage of inspiration to be mined from the South Korean capital, due in large part to a refreshing crop of style-obsessed youth who are turning the mirror on themselves — and the camera on one of Asia’s most fashion-forward fantasy lands.

    As street style ebbs in New York and Paris, overrun with business-savvy bloggers who populate the shows in sponsored outfits and Insta-ready poses, the public fashion-as-spectacle phenomenon is still gaining steam in Seoul, thanks to a new generation of participants who are discovering a sartorial freedom previously deemed inaccessible.

    Whereas Korean style was once governed by procedural and institutionalized cultural barriers, this generation is adopting a newfound creativity, thanks to changing gender norms and a more open discourse for self-expression.

    Michael Hurt, an assistant professor at the Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, who was also one of the first street fashion photographers in Korea in the early 2000s, says the impetus for dressing up is about more than just making a statement; it’s also about freedom.

    “Korean kids all wear uniforms until after high school,” Hurt explains, “and they’re basically taught to not really stand out. Being able to wear these trends is a total escape for them.”

    Photography Michael Hurt

    Just look at the photos from the recent Seoul Fashion Week. Photographers snapped away in the epicenter of the action in the Dongdaemun district, in front of a futuristic, egg-shaped structure designed by Zaha Hadid, capturing hip-hop and streetwear motifs overlapped with 90s-esque logos, romanticized androgyny, full-body tattoos, and sexualized looks verging on fetish wear. Like many trends that make their way to Asia, the majority of these influences originate in the Western Hemisphere.

    Magazines like Nylon and Dazed and Confused bridge the gap by publishing Korean editions, while local blogs like photographer Lee Jaedoo’s JDIN KOREA, and the decade-old but still thriving Your Boyhood, offer daily inspiration in the form of photos, collages and doc-style musings on fashion campaigns, celebrity style and new collections.

    Instagram has also created a global feedback loop between Seoul and the style capitals of the West. The internet has made it easier than ever to search for #outfitinspo and new codes for dressing. South Korea is known for having the fastest internet connection in the world, and, as the headquarters of Samsung, also provides access to the latest smartphones, cameras, and other social sharing tools.

    Korea’s massive homegrown celebrity scene has always wielded influence on street fashion in the country (case in point: the Nike Air Vapormax recently sold out in under a minute after rapper/singer G-Dragon appeared in the ad campaign). But the currency of social media has brought in new templates to consult and replicate.

    “Everything has opened up globally thanks to the internet,” says Im. “The kids have more access than ever, so they’re very aware of trends from around the world.”

    Adds Alex Finch, a Seoul-based street style photographer who has covered Korean Fashion Week: “Everyone I know seems to on top of the latest collaborations and releases. If it goes on abroad, you can be sure it’s happening here too.”

    The clothing manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the new styles popularized by the pictures. The ubiquitous private branded hives (PBH) of Dongdaemun are literal hubs of production, manufacturing and selling clothes under one roof, and churning out fast fashion replicas of Vetements or Gosha Rubchinskiy-style pieces in a matter of days. Want the Princeton slippers from Gucci, or an Off-White construction belt? The style-savvy get the knock-off versions and proudly pair them with distressed denim or exaggerated athleisure looks, taking the high-low mix to new extremes.

    These sartorial cues are being remixed in exciting and unexpected ways, even if their meanings are sometimes lost in translation. Korea is thousands of miles away from where these trends and looks originate, so there is, understandably, a certain disconnect that takes place. The context, Im says, is different. Here are some of the more curious Seoul street style trends:


    Photography Michael Hurt

    Hip-hop sensibilities line the streets of Itaewon, the bustling international district of Seoul that’s bordered by the Yongsan Garrison, a U. S. military base. The prevalence of both American tourists and army personnel, as well as the embassies nearby, has brought an influx of new cultural signifiers, from the recently opened hip-hop spot, Compton Club, to music and clothing shops that also touch on skate culture and streetwear (think Stussy, Supreme and HUF). The television program Show Me the Money is a popular rap competition show that broke all sorts of ratings records when it launched and is now in its sixth season. “It was a sensation,” says Chan Kim, the head men’s buyer for BEAKER, the biggest multi-brand store in the Korean market focused on contemporary and streetwear brands. “Every young kid listens to hip-hop now.”

    On the street, oversized jerseys, patch bombers and Fear of God jackets are thrown over ripped jeans and Timberlands. Others go full 90s, with XL sweatshirts tucked into baggy overalls and fresh sneaks.


    Photography Michael Hurt

    While the hip-hop heads sport Yeezy-esque oversized sweaters and retro-styled slogan tees, some young Korean girls stomp around in towering stilettos, thigh-high boots, and leather chokers.

    “You see girls at fashion week who borrow a lot of stuff from S&M culture, and they might not know the specifics of what they’re wearing, but they do understand certain meanings,” says Michael Hurt. “The girls get that there’s a sexually charged nature to the object, and they know you don’t wear 6-inch stiletto heels to class.”


    Photography Alex Finch

    Chunky boots and leather jackets set the scene for Korean punk on the streets. Plaid pops up in red miniskirts or tied around the waist over black jeans and creepers. Dark makeup, piercings and chains veer into goth, while the presence of skulls and crossbones are flaunted on clothing and accessories without any irony.

    Im, who played in punk bands in his younger days, says the nouveau-punk looks seen on the street stand out, but they’re hardly anti-authority. “The people wearing Doc Martens or a leather jacket aren’t questioning anything or speaking out against anything,” he says. And yet: “because the punk look is so obscure in Korea, these kids are still making a statement.

    Logo Mania

    Photography Alex Finch

    “When our parents were growing up, they had no money, and Korea was very poor,” says Im. “There was a certain way of living that was more modest and demure. Now, there is no longer a shame in expressing your wealth.” That wealth is expressed through the layering of logo on logo, with total looks by Chanel, Kenzo, Moschino, and other, mainly European fashion houses.

    “This is the first generation of kids to be raised to express themselves through consumption,” adds Hurt, who says creativity is now celebrated among Korean youth and their peers. “They’re super consumers and fashion is something they’ve grabbed onto, so now it’s all about, ‘How can I stand out?’ whether it’s through the color of a cell phone case or by wearing wacky outfits.”

    Gender Play

    Photography Michael Hurt

    The shifting of accepted gender norms has made it easier to promote individualized style as well. Korean women, once encouraged to be super feminine, are now embracing cropped, shorn and chopped-up locks, while playing against type in super oversized sweatshirts, baseball caps and loose, aggressive silhouettes. You’re more likely to see a hoodie on a girl these days, while Korean men are experimenting with more androgynous ways of dressing as well, opting for long and draped jackets, kimono-style shirts and whimsical, childlike prints.

    Korean men, who have long been proponents of wearing makeup, are now changing their hairstyles and hair color every few months too, mimicking the ever-evolving styles perpetuated by K-pop groups like EXO and Big Bang.

    Body Mods

    Photography Alex Finch

    Both men and women are also experimenting with piercings and full-body tattoos, continuing the South Korean fascination with manipulating body and image, but without mirroring the previous generation’s obsession with plastic surgery.

    But body modification is considered illegal in Korea, linked to old-timey tales of gang activity and decidedly un-virtuous behavior. “All the tattoos,” Chan Kim says, “are done in the shadows.”

    Out in public with their families, most Koreans cover up their tats and piercings with long-sleeved shirts and beanies. But on the streets, in front of curious cameras, they spread their collars to reveal full-chest tattoos, or pull up their sleeves to show off new ink, while other tats peek out from under lace stockings, and piercings are re-inserted to exaggerated extremes.

    “It’s an act of rebellion,” says Kim. “A lot of things are considered ‘forbidden’ to Koreans, but now they’re finding the courage to express themselves.”

    This pervasive aping of Western culture, particularly hip-hop style, has many debating how egregious the cultural appropriation is. Much has been written about K-Pop stars like CL incorporating fashion and musical tropes popularized by American rappers. This trickles down to fashion: the iconic RUN DMC T-shirt is a popular presence on the streets of Seoul, while B-girl style has shown up everywhere from runway shows to the frenetic music videos of disbanded girl group 2NE1.

    Hurt says that this imitation is generally not that deep; it’s superficial. “No one I’ve ever met in that T-shirt knows who RUN DMC is,” he says. “They don’t have a deep understanding of where it came from, but that’s okay, because they’re not trying to claim it either. They just like the style.”

    Because they read the cultural texts differently, Koreans interpret and re-interpret them in their own ways, thus rendering symbols and words with meaning effectively meaningless. While this doesn’t get Koreans off the hook for their appropriation, it explains the context.

    Cultural messages are decoded differently here too. When a young girl wears fishnet stockings or a Playboy shirt, she isn’t necessarily trying to make a statement about female sexuality. She’s simply picking and choosing from superficial motifs to create her own unique look. And for a culture that often praises conformity over originality, it’s an encouraging sign for the industry.

    The goal, it seems, is less about creating new identities, but rather about creating multiple identities that can be put on or removed, like an elevated, high-end version of cosplay. It’s the fashion version of music sampling. Young Koreans are pushing the boundaries of self-expression, drawing inspiration from various genres without irony or cynicism. And, in a city of modesty that’s now a city of mirrors, it’s about embracing the idea of vanity as an opportunity to let your voice be heard.

    “I think there’s a lot happening on the streets here that warrants attention,” says Finch, the street style photographer. “Whether it’s about taking risks or about doing your own thing, there’s a lot that people can learn from how kids are dressing in Seoul.”

    Hurt, who has been covering Korean fashion for over a decade, says he’s glad his country is finally getting its due. “I was always told that Koreans have horrible fashion sense and that Japan was where you had to go for that,” he says, “But now, we are finally harnessing the creative capital of the city.”


    Text Tim Chan
    Photography courtesy and copyright Alex Finch and Michael Hurt

    10 Best Korean Street Fashion Brands for 2021

    The success of Korea’s streetwear industry depends on the community, collaboration, and love for street fashion. Korean street fashion brands have even made their way into luxury fashion. Therefore these brands are no longer just for the college students at Hongdae. It is now common to see a pair of sneakers and a hoodie on runways at Seoul Fashion Week and on Korean celebrities out in public. This street fashion revolution in Korea means that you can now choose comfort and convenience without having to compromise your style. 

    So what are the streetwear trends in Korea? Korean streetwear typically has high-impact logos on everything from clothing, bags, and even hats. In addition, these logos are sometimes replaced by rebellious, ironic, funny, or impactful messages. Therefore, the overall aim is to promote free expression and individualism.

    Below is our list of the best Korean street fashion brands for 2021.


    The top Korean street fashion brand is ADER. The streetwear brand was founded in 2014 and focused on using impactful colors and oversized clothing. In addition, they offer a variety of accessories like bags and beanies. However, they launch only two collections a year. Moreover, these collections are all produced in Korea. The average price is around 400,000 won. However, ADER does a very limited launch which makes them a collector’s item among streetwear enthusiasts. All of their collections are unisex but most of their customers are men. Furthermore, they have collaborated with brands such as Puma, Maison Kitsune, and G-Shock. 

    Instagram Followers: 694,000


    A Korean streetwear brand that you will never forget. thisisneverthat is aiming to be the Supreme of South Korea. They are known for their windbreakers and jackets. Therefore, their target is mostly males. However, they do offer women styles that are nearly indistinguishable from their menswear collection. Cho Nadan, Choi Jonkyu, and Park Inwook are the designers behind this brand which has been around since 2010.

    They really came on the scene when BTS’s Jungkook wore one of the brand’s shirts in a music video back in 2016. In addition, Korean rappers such as Mad Clown, MC Meta, and Giriboy have all worn thisisneverthat which gave the brand a strong reputation in Korea’s underground scene. They are one of the hottest up-and-coming fashion brands in Korea. The hit Korean Drama Itaewon Class featured their designs. Furthermore, they have collaborated with global brands such as Reebok, Vans, Puma, and Starter Black Label. 

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    99%is is from the famous streetwear Korean fashion designer Seoul Bajowoo. The brand was launched in 2011 and gained popularity right away from the support from Kpop fashion icons such as G-Dragon and CL. Bajowoo was influenced by EDM, Hip-Hop, and Rock music. The brand’s style has a punk/90s vibe mixed with a hint of goth. His most famous piece is his “Gobchang” pants which look like crumbled pants. It retails for over $1,300 a pair. What makes the brand so popular is Bajowoo himself who you can find wearing his famous surgical mask with a Joker smile printed on it. The brand is now sold globally at stores like SSENSE, Mr. Porter, Dover Street Market, and H.Lorenzo. 

    Instagram Followers: 209,000

    87MM Seoul

    87MM Seoul was founded by 3 fashion models in Korea who were all born in 1987. They launched the brand in 2013. The brand is very urban with a lot of small details and colors with an 80s theme. The brand is very popular with Korean university students as it is located near Hongdae University. Some of their top-selling items include their candy-colored sweatshirts, oversized coats, and their sporty windbreakers. In addition, it has been worn by Korean celebrities like Park Bo-gum and Nam Joo-hyuk.

    Instagram Followers: 202,000


    Koreans love sporty street fashion brands. They are worn by Kpop idols such as Daniel Kang, IU, and Zico. The top sporty street fashion brand in Korea is NERDY located near Hongdae University. It is a trendy Korean streetwear brand that focuses on individuality and the showcasing of one’s colors. Furthermore, you can’t miss the brand as NERDY is clearly printed on the clothes.

    Instagram Followers: 204,000

    Hyein Seo

    Hyein Seo was founded by a young Korean designer of the same name Hyein Seo in 2014. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and then presented at the VFiles Made Fashion show during New York Fashion Week. She soon won an award for being the Best Designer by the British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase for Emerging Talent. However, the brand didn’t get global exposure until music superstar Rihanna wear one of her pieces. Many of her pieces have anti-education slogans such as “Bad Education” and “School Kills”. In addition, most of her collection comprises just two colors (white/black). 

    Instagram Followers: 122,000


    One of the top streetwear apparel brands in Korea is COVERNAT. The brand collaborated with Kakao Friends for their backpack collection. This was one of the more successful collaborations between a corporate brand and a streetwear brand. The brand has been around for a long time. They launched in 2008 and specialized mainly in denim pants. Their focus is on making sure the pieces are of high quality and comfortable. Best of all, the streetwear brand is very affordable which most pieces in the $40-$89 range. Therefore it is very affordable for millennials. 

    Instagram Followers: 123,000


    Charm’s was a huge hit 5 years ago when the brand’s designer Yohan Kang burst onto the Korean streetwear scene. Moreover, it was a huge hit among both female and male Kpop stars. For example, Sunny from SNSD was spotted wearing Charm’s in many of her fan appearances. Furthermore, the streetwear brand is known for having interesting slogans in Chinese and English characters. The brand these days is focusing more on comfort with their oversized jeans and coats. Therefore, it is a very popular brand in Korea among University students.

    Instagram Followers: 107,000


    For those that like a bold and dramatic look, Korean streetwear brand pushBUTTON is for you. The brand was launched back in 2003 by Seung Gun Park. However, the brand really didn’t take off until 7 years later. Park was inspired by the 70s and the 90s. Therefore he fused the two decades together to create this unique look for his brand. Moreover, most of the pieces are unisex which blends the genders, eras, and styles. Therefore, it brings a lot of youthful energy with its use of vibrant colors and quirky prints.  

    Instagram Followers: 93,000

    Cres E Dim

    Cres E Dim was launched back in 2009 by Korean fashion designer Hongbum Kim. The name means “getting gradually louder and softer”. Furthermore, this slogan goes into the brand’s identity. Back in 2014, he was selected as one of the top 10 fashion designers in Seoul. Moreover, he represented Korea in many fashion events around the world. 

    Instagram Followers: 82,000

    Korean Street Food Style Fried Chicken

    I’m hungry. It’s late and I’ve watched so many YouTube videos on Korean-style that I can’t stop thinking about it. So as it often goes, I’m making it so I can have a real idea of what it tastes like.

    Korean Style Fried Chicken

    A whole chicken deep-fried to perfection.

    Prep Time 15 mins

    Cook Time 17 mins

    Total Time 27 mins

    Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

    Cuisine Korean

    Servings 2

    Calories 724 kcal

    • dutch oven or deep fryer

    • kitchen shears

    • 1 Cornish game hen 1 1/2 pounds
    • 1/2 tsp. Korean seasoning salt
    • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 
    • 1/4 tsp. white pepper Black pepper works too.
    • Using kitchen shears, cut the game hen in half on the breast side. Using the palms of your hands, flatten the bird pressing firmly to dislocate the hip joints. Use a sharp knife and make one 2″ slice into the breast meat under the wing. This will allow it to cook more evenly.

    • Pat the bird dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides with seasoning salt, salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator until ready to fry.

    • In a large bowl whisk together the frying powder mix and water until there are no lumps.

    • In a large dutch oven or deep fryer heat a few inches of vegetable oil to 338˚F (170˚C). Leave a couple inches of head room to prevent the oil from bubbling over.

    • Dip the seasoned bird into the batter, allowing the excess to drip off.

    • With a pair of tongs slowly lower the bird into the oil. Hold it in the oil for a few seconds before letting it go. This allows the batter to harden a bit and helps keep it from sticking to the bottom.

    • Use a slotted spoon to remove bits of fried batter. Fry for 12 minutes, carefully turning a few times during cooking.

    • Drain the bird on to a rack. Bring the oil back up to 338˚F (170˚C).

    • Return the game hen to the hot oil and fry for another 5 minutes. Occasionally, flip and turn while cooking to ensure even browning.

    • Drain on a rack. Sprinkle with an additional shake of salt and pepper. Serve warm along with daikon radish pickles.

    Calories: 724kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 48gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 316mgSodium: 1491mgPotassium: 780mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 556IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 299mgIron: 3mg

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    What Is Korean Fashion? – 90 Day Korean®

    What do Milan, Paris, New York, London and Tokyo have in common? All of them are among the leading cities when it comes to fashion.

    But these days, more fashion hubs are forming all over the world to challenge those cities. Among them is South Korea’s capital, Seoul.

    It hosts a wildly popular fashion week twice a year. Fashion has always been a part of Korean culture, but it’s never been as big (or popular) as it is now. Its designers are gaining more and more worldwide exposure and as for the general public in Seoul and elsewhere in Korea? They are known for their impeccable fashion sense in everyday life, both men and women.

    Shall we take a closer look at what Korean fashion is like?

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    Harmony and sense of community are important traditional values in Korea and you can see the crossing of that even in Korean fashion. That means that although there are hundreds of thousands of stores all over Korea, many of them sell the same style of clothing items. At the very least very similar ones anyway. That is also due in part to the fact that many of clothing stores, especially the smaller ones, use local manufacturers. This is something that may limit the variety of the shops to choose from.

    However, don’t take that to mean that everyone on the streets of Korea wear the same outfit. While many do share the same sense of style, there are also distinct differences between these styles. Let’s explore the different types of Korean fashion styles out there.


    The Hongdae Street Style

    Though this particular style isn’t limited to those hanging out in the Hongdae area, it is the most common. In general, it’s more common among those in their early twenties. It is a sort of a relaxed street look, mixing together the aesthetics of rock and hip hop. Especially the top part is often oversized or baggy, though men also like relaxed fit pants and shorts to go with it. While it’s a very unisex look, girls do wear dresses and skirts that go well with the look, as well. Girls also typically like to mix more colors into their outfits instead of sticking to predominantly black each and every time. Otherwise, this look is popular among both men and women. You can easily shop for the look in many of the stores in Hongdae’s streets, or order online from one of the many small online malls operated by Koreans.


    Cover Your Shoulders and Chest…

    Although Koreans are not deeply religious, their values are rooted in conservatism. Thus, to a certain extent, it is expected of women to act and look pure, or at least classy. What this entails is that it is frowned upon for Korean women to dress too revealing, especially in the top part. In other words: cover your shoulders, chest, and stomach. Better yet, don’t wear backless clothes, either.

    Of course, the rules on this are getting more lax as Korean fashion and the trends for Korean women evolve. Though you still won’t see many women wearing backless tops or tank tops, many are in love with off shoulder and cold shoulder tops these days. And while the chest area remains covered, crop tops have become a big trend. They’re especially popular to mix with high waisted pants, shorts, and skirts.


    …But Reveal Your Legs!

    On the other hand, going mini in the lower body has absolutely been a trend in Korea for many years. And there doesn’t seem to be a change happening any time soon! Mini skirts, short shorts, and mini dresses are definitely in. Unfortunately, it poses a problem for those girls with slightly wider hips or bigger butts, as the hem cuts might be even too short for them to wear. But while Korean women love to show their legs, they do usually wear undershorts (or the skirts come equipped with it), to protect themselves from showing a little too much.

    The skirts are typically either tennis skirts or bodycon skirts, in both case they are usually high waisted. For shorts, jean shorts are especially popular.



    From tops to coats, and pants to dresses, Korean women love wearing clothes oversized enough to hide their forms. They are especially popular for casual use, existing even in the form of sweater dresses, and focused on utmost comfort. It also offers a cute but effortless look. Many women love to combine an oversized item with a tighter one, usually a loose t-shirt, blouse, or sweater, with skinny jeans or a skirt. Others may wear an oversized top together with a loose bottom, which is another popular type of style gaining popularity amongst Koreans.


    Layer It Up, Season To Season

    Following the idea that one shouldn’t bear their shoulders or show too much chest, layers were born. And by layers we mean wearing a simple t-shirt or a long sleeved top under a spaghetti strap dress. The girls either mix and match it however they please, or they can also find readily made sets on sale at any boutique, usually for a low cost. And this is by no means the only way they do layers – you can do it in any creative way you could think of! Even lace dresses over pants is a thing!


    Did We Ever Leave School?

    As you may already know, in Korea you wear a school uniform throughout all of your school years. But that school uniform look has also become a part of general everyday Korean fashion, especially for the ladies. The integral part of this look is the a-lined skirt, which may be one color or patterned with plaid. Options for what to pair up with it are nearly limitless, from simple tees to vests over shirts.


    Let Them Know We’re In Love

    And of course it’s its own type of a fashion statement when a couple in Korea wears matching clothes. It is completely normal in Korea for couples to buy not only one matching item with each other, but full outfits, from backpacks to shoes! So if you ever happen to get yourself a Korean bae, perhaps it’s a trend you’ll become a part of as well?

    So what’s your favorite Korean style and who is the most stylish Korean you know of? Let us know your picks in the comments below!


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    Korean Street Food-Style Potato Hot Dogs Recipe by Tasty

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    for 4 servings

    • 2 cups all purpose flour (250 g)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 ½ cups milk (360 mL)
    • 3 yukon gold potatoes, peeled, medium sized
    • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • vegetable oil, for frying
    • 2 beef hot dogs
    • 1 block mozzarella cheese
    • all purpose flour, for dusting
    • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (115 g)
    • sugar, for serving
    • ketchup, for serving
    • Special Equipment
    • 4 wooden chopsticks
    • Calories 1040
    • Fat 42g
    • Carbs 116g
    • Fiber 4g
    • Sugar 14g
    • Protein 47g

    Estimated values based on one serving size.

    1. Make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center, add the egg and milk, and whisk until smooth. Transfer the batter to tall glass, then chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
    2. Make the potatoes: Dice the potatoes into ¼-inch cubes, then transfer to a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for 1 hour to remove excess starch, then drain.
    3. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and blanch for 3–4 minutes, until cooked ¾ way through. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pat the potatoes dry and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle the flour over the potatoes and toss to coat.
    4. Make the cheese dogs: Heat 4–5 inches of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat until the temperature reaches 350°F (180°C).
    5. Cut each hot dog in half crosswise.
    6. Cut the mozzarella block into 4 rectangles to match the size of the hot dog halves.
    7. Thread a hot dog half and a cheese stick onto each wooden chopstick. Lightly coat in flour.
    8. Transfer the potatoes to a plate or baking sheet. Add the panko bread crumbs to a separate plate or the same baking sheet.
    9. Dip a cheese dog in the batter to coat fully, then place on the potatoes, packing tightly to adhere. Coat in the panko bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining cheese dogs.
    10. Fry the potato hot dogs, 2 at a time, in the hot oil  for 5–7 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.
    11. Sprinkle the potato hot dogs with sugar and drizzle with ketchup.
    12. Enjoy!

    for 4 servings

    • 2 cups all purpose flour (250 g)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 ½ cups milk (360 mL)
    • 3 yukon gold potatoes, peeled, medium sized
    • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • vegetable oil, for frying
    • 2 beef hot dogs
    • 1 block mozzarella cheese
    • all purpose flour, for dusting
    • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (115 g)
    • sugar, for serving
    • ketchup, for serving
    • Special Equipment
    • 4 wooden chopsticks
    • Calories 1040
    • Fat 42g
    • Carbs 116g
    • Fiber 4g
    • Sugar 14g
    • Protein 47g

    Estimated values based on one serving size.

    1. Make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center, add the egg and milk, and whisk until smooth. Transfer the batter to tall glass, then chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
    2. Make the potatoes: Dice the potatoes into ¼-inch cubes, then transfer to a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for 1 hour to remove excess starch, then drain.
    3. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and blanch for 3–4 minutes, until cooked ¾ way through. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pat the potatoes dry and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle the flour over the potatoes and toss to coat.
    4. Make the cheese dogs: Heat 4–5 inches of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat until the temperature reaches 350°F (180°C).
    5. Cut each hot dog in half crosswise.
    6. Cut the mozzarella block into 4 rectangles to match the size of the hot dog halves.
    7. Thread a hot dog half and a cheese stick onto each wooden chopstick. Lightly coat in flour.
    8. Transfer the potatoes to a plate or baking sheet. Add the panko bread crumbs to a separate plate or the same baking sheet.
    9. Dip a cheese dog in the batter to coat fully, then place on the potatoes, packing tightly to adhere. Coat in the panko bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining cheese dogs.
    10. Fry the potato hot dogs, 2 at a time, in the hot oil  for 5–7 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.
    11. Sprinkle the potato hot dogs with sugar and drizzle with ketchup.
    12. Enjoy!

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    90,000 Facts About South Korea For Study Abroad | Hotcourses Russia

    South Korea truly has a fusion of traditional and modern culture and is in many ways different from all other parts of the world. If you are going to study in South Korea, a very interesting experience awaits you.

    Ready to be surprised?

    We have collected for you 42 unexpected facts about South Korea, after which you, if you don’t fall in love with this country, will definitely want to visit it!

    1) South Korea is a very safe country where crimes are rarely committed.If something happens, it gets local news coverage for weeks.

    2) Koreans work a lot, and there is no such thing as “vacation” in the country. If desired, the employee can simply take a day off for a few days to spend time with loved ones or to travel to another country. I must say that not everyone uses this opportunity.

    3) The teaching profession remains one of the most respected and highly paid in South Korea.

    4) Serials and magazines familiar to us are being replaced by Internet comics “webtoons”, which are popular among locals of all ages.

    5) Most restaurants in South Korea have food delivery, even McDonald’s.

    6) In South Korea, it is believed that a child is already 1 year old at the time of birth. This is why Koreans are born “older than all”!

    7) Baseball, golf and mountain tourism are very popular among Koreans.

    8) Only 3.2% of South Koreans are overweight.

    9) Feminine, androgynous men are in fashion in Korea, and about 20% of young people use makeup.And also, representatives of the stronger sex regularly resort to hair removal.

    10) By the way, in South Korea, in general, they take their appearance very seriously. Women here rarely go out without makeup.

    11) But it is not customary to show a neckline or tattoos on the body in public places.

    12) The video for the song “Gangnam Style” by South Korean singer PSY on YouTube already has more than 3 billion views. By the way, “Gangnam Style” is a colloquial term in Korean for the luxurious lifestyle that Gangnam-Gu, Seoul’s wealthy and trendy neighborhood is famous for.

    13) South Korea is the real world capital of plastic surgery. According to statistics, every fifth woman in the country has had at least one plastic surgery.

    14) Moreover, many girls donate money for the first plastic surgery from their parents on their 16th birthday. Most often, we are talking about an operation to change the shape of the eyelids or nose.

    15) South Koreans have little interest in foreign popular culture, but go crazy for local actors and musicians, for example, in the K-pop genre.

    16) Another popular Korean idol is the country’s president. The inhabitants of the country are trying to take an example from him and his family in literally everything, and they even buy coloring pages with portraits of the head of state for children.

    17) Like in a number of other Asian countries, karaoke is very popular in South Korea.

    18) The people of Seoul sleep very little, like the people of Tokyo, for example. On average, 6 hours a day.

    19) In South Korea, personal space is highly valued, so it is not pleasant to come too close when talking, touch, view or take pictures of strangers without asking.

    20) Garbage in the country is carefully sorted, but there are almost no ordinary waste bins on the streets.

    21) There are a lot of nearsighted people in South Korea, so most of the population wears glasses or contact lenses.

    22) Wireless Internet in South Korea is the fastest in the world.

    23) Since Koreans love shopping, there are shopping malls in the country where all shops are open almost around the clock.

    24) And yet, South Koreans just love coffee. Therefore, all kinds of coffee shops are found here on every corner.

    25) Free Wi-Fi Internet is also widespread for everyone.

    26) Koreans are often accused of eating dog meat. Such dishes are indeed part of the national cuisine, but today they are already much less popular, and not domestic dogs are used for these purposes, but animals specially grown in nurseries.

    27) In South Korea, everyone uses gadgets, and 14% of children aged 9 to 12 are addicted to the Internet.

    28) In 2013, 78.5% of the South Korean population had a mobile phone. This is the highest percentage in the world.

    29) The heating system for homes in South Korea is different from what we are used to. About 90% of local houses are equipped with underground pipes through which heat passes.

    30) In South Korea, no one is confused by the “toilet topic”; it can easily become the subject of discussion at the table or in the company of colleagues.Seoul even has a popular amusement park dedicated to toilet culture.

    31) By law in South Korea, only Internet Explorer can be used for online purchases and payments. By the way, this same browser remains the most popular, and most Korean sites are displayed correctly only in it.

    32) South Koreans are passionate about food. It is not customary here to “improperly” handle chopsticks (for example, to pierce food with them) or to leave something uneaten on the plate.

    33) Marriages in Korea are officially divided into two types: love marriages and convenience marriages.

    34) More than 20% of South Koreans carry the surname Kim.

    35) By the way, according to the law, people with the same surname cannot get married in South Korea.

    36) According to statistics, South Korea is a country with one of the highest national IQs in the world, only the indicators of Hong Kong residents are higher.

    37) South Koreans work an average of 55 hours per week.

    38) Young Koreans also study a lot. Literally from early morning until night, and during the holidays they take additional courses.

    39) Kimchi is the most traditional Korean dish, which is a spicy seasoned pickled vegetables, primarily Chinese cabbage. There are over 250 types of kimchi in South Korea!

    40) When South Koreans are photographed, they don’t say “cheese,” but “kimchi”.

    41) Respect for the older generation is one of the foundations of Korean morality.Particularly in South Korea it is not pleasant to argue or get into conflicts with elders.

    42) Dental services in the country are very expensive. Therefore, Koreans fanatically monitor oral hygiene, constantly brush their teeth and carry a toothbrush with them. Moreover, in the toilets of some establishments, disposable brushes are offered to visitors along with disposable hand towels.

    Why study in South Korea?

    We hope we managed to interest you in South Korea a little more! By the way, every year there are more and more foreign students who have chosen higher education in South Korea.

    What is the reason for the popularity of Korean education among foreigners? Some of the reasons given by the students themselves are:

    • Studying in South Korea means getting a really high-quality education. Korea has a number of prestigious universities that are known all over the world and are marked by numerous ratings.
    • The cost of studying and living in South Korea is quite affordable. If you want to study in Asia, it is in this country that you will find the perfect combination of quality and cost of education and living.
    • There is another cool bonus to Korean education, after graduation, foreigners will have excellent job opportunities. There are many large companies in South Korea willing to accept foreign graduates, and the salaries in the country are among the highest in the region.
    • South Korea is one of the world leaders in technological progress, and it plays a large role in the daily life of people across the country. If you are a fan of all sorts of modern “smart technologies”, you will love it here.
    • Many foreign students are crazy about Korean food. It is delicious and cheap to eat out. And if Asian food isn’t your thing, any city in Korea has a ton of restaurants with international cuisines.
    • Koreans live according to the principle of “work hard, play hard”, so the country has a very rich and vibrant nightlife, a lot of clubs, bars, restaurants, discos and, of course, karaoke!
    • All foreigners celebrate the hospitality and friendliness of Koreans. Here you will be really welcome, and this is very important if you come to live and study in a foreign country.
    • South Korea is well located for travelers. From here you can quickly get to different countries and explore exotic corners of our planet.
    • South Korea has a really high standard of living. This means that students live, study and spend their free time in a comfortable and safe environment. And their parents never have to worry!

    Do you want to go to South Korea? Choose the right Korean university now!

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    90,000 15 famous Seoul streets worth visiting
    Let’s talk about everything we can do in Seoul’s popular trendy streets.
    • Explore Korean culture.
    • Enjoy a wide variety of street food on the shopping streets.
    • Take photos and make blissful memories.
    • Visit trendy cafes and bars.
    • Learn more about Korean traditional dress, especially known as hanbok.
    • Buy so many items for yourself, friends and family.
    • Spend our precious time walking these streets with our loved ones.
    • Try Korean food at the finest restaurants.

    In addition, shopping is another great thing as it helps to learn more about everything that is available in the city’s market. There are so many trendy things in these places. We cannot have an immersive experience sitting at home and shopping online. Tourists as well as locals should go shopping as it refreshes our minds and we can also see it as a short break from our daily hustle and bustle. Some shopaholics love to shop and check in on the latest fashion trends for those who want to discuss what more exciting activities we can do on the famous streets of Seoul.

    Be sure to visit the famous streets in Seoul

    Myeongdong Shopping Street

    This is the most famous shopping street in Seoul. Myeongdong Street not only consists of shops, but also includes shopping, cultural, fashion, beauty shops, etc. A large crowd can be seen among foreign visitors from China, Japan and other centuries. There is a lot to do on this street, including performances and street food. Also, Myeongdong shopping street is pocket-friendly, not as cheap but affordable enough.That is why it is easy for tourists to come here. There are also dining facilities including famous dishes from the United States, Europe and East Asia. For more things to do in Myeongdong and what to eat here, check THIS POST.

    Hongdae Street

    This young street includes various activities such as live music, delicious food, shopping, etc. We can enjoy immersive 4D virtual reality activities such as roller coasters, dinosaurs, advertisements, panoramic views, etc.Some street performers attract visitors with their amazing night performances. There are many play areas outside. Hongdae is also known for nightlife, street food, nature cafes (visitors can enjoy coffee with cute sheep), the Sly Eyes Museum and hello kitty cafes. These are some of the best things tourists can enjoy. Finally, don’t miss the best restaurants and illiterate cafes in Yeongnamdong, where it is right next to Hongdae. Head here to see the best things in Hongdae.

    Garosu-Gil Street

    This street is very famous for famous Korean artists, whose studios were located here.Now it has evolved into fusion restaurants (Asian and European), cafes, latest fashion clothes, art galleries, etc. In Garosu-gil, you can easily find fashionistas, models and trendsetters, and all their wishes will be fulfilled. This street also consists of nightclubs, which is a big attraction of Garosu Gil Street. The reason it is called Garosu-gil (is 길) is because this long street is surrounded by ginkgo trees, which look so nice in autumn and look just as golden.

    The fashionable street attracts tourists from different countries. Artists often paint these roads to give them an elegant look, and exotic nightlife can be enjoyed by visiting nightclubs. Also, I would like to recommend you chill out at Han River Park near Garosugil with a Korean box of fried chicken as the locals do with their friends, family or lover. For details, check HERE.

    Namdaemun Street

    This is the oldest traditional market in the capital of Korea, which was founded under the leadership of the third king; King Daejeon of the Joseon Dynasty.Namdaemun Market is one of the largest local markets in Seoul. Not only does it include stores offering adult clothing, children’s clothing, electronics, accessories, household items, and more, but the market also consists of ceramics, furniture and fabrics.

    In addition, restaurants offer famous Korean street food such as gimbap, fried dumplings, rice cakes, Korean tempura, cracker bread, pan-fried pancakes, grilled beef, Vietnamese coffee, etc.They attract visitors and locals alike and are exceptionally good. the taste. Check out more be sure to try Korean street food at Namdaemun Market HERE.

    Dongdaemun Fashion Street

    The name of the street itself indicates that it is a fashion street, which displays all the most fashionable and designer items, as well as accessories available in Korea. It is the largest market with 26 malls, 50,000 to 30,000 manufacturers and unique stores that offer a wide range of products.

    Dongdaemun Market also offers various products such as toys, leather goods, electronics, clothing, shoes, etc. Migliore, Lotte Fitin Mall, Apm Mall and Hyundai City Outlet are Dongdaemun’s first-class malls. In addition, it also offers a second hand book market where all book lovers can try their favorite books, novels, magazines, etc. at a lower price. This street hosts music performers with classical Korean music and some concerts, model shows, fashion shows, dance shows, etc.And you can visit Dongdaemun Design Plaza, DDP, the new landmark in Dongdaemun, and take pictures with this gorgeous architecture.

    Insadong Ssamji-Gil Street

    This street is one of the top tourist attractions in Seoul because it shows the traditional and modern parts of Korea. You will be in awe of the traditional Korean antiques sold alongside the finest Korean souvenirs to take home.Not to mention, the best street food in the area is the royal dessert, a dragonbeard lollipop made up of sixteen thousand strands of honey. They are covered with different flavors such as almonds, peanuts, chocolate, etc.

    We can also rent a hanbox on this street. We can try the traditional Korean costume known as hanbok and snap as many selfies as we want at a certain speed. These are the best things to do in this place. It is considered one of the best food streets in Seoul.If you want to find more entertainment and food in Insadong, please visit this post.

    Itaewon Street

    When it comes to nationality and culture, Itaewon comes first. Some stores cater to all the needs of the customers. If you are looking for loose-fitting clothes other than Korean size, you can buy them here in Itaewon. Visitors will receive all custom-made garments in a wide variety of sizes. This is an affordable market, it will not empty your pockets.What’s more, Itaewon is very popular for its international culture with delicious restaurants, bakeries, cafes, bars and nightclubs as the US Army base used to be. Here you can see a list of the best restaurants in Itaewon including Korean BBQ and Itaewon tours, Go chill out with family, friends, etc.

    Songsudong Cafe Street

    Korea has transformed an old warehouse into beautiful art galleries, cafes and boutiques. This street is also known as Brooklyn Seoul.Seongsudong Cafe Street has a traditional industrial atmosphere with a vibrant enthusiasm enough to grab the attention of young people. Chic art galleries and polite cafes give this street a great mix of adventurous and trendy looks.

    Near the hotel there are several restaurants and jazz bars, as well as comfortable rooms suitable for all tourists. These services provide tourists with a relaxing night time. If you like to go for picnics, Seoul Forest is the right place for you within walking distance of Seongsuding Cafe Street.

    Gangnam Shopping Street

    Gangnam is one of the most famous areas in Seoul. Many trends started at this location. This is another of the famous food streets in Seoul, offering the best restaurants and shops. Shopping includes cinema, cafes, shoes, cosmetics, accessories, hairdressers, nail shops and more. Major local brands such as 8 seconds, TOP 10, MIXXO, ZIOZIA, etc. are available in these stores and there are also famous international brands such as Nike, ZARA, MUJI, etc. on this street.It also has underground shopping at the metro station where you can get great deals at an affordable price. For more underground shopping malls in Seoul, click HERE.

    Apgujeong Street

    Apgujeong Rodeo is one of the richest in Korea with a wide variety of shops that follow the latest fashion trends. These stores are excellent in every area, be it shoes, apparel, accessories, etc. Every luxury brand store you can think of is located here.Stores such as hair styling for artists such as actresses, K-pop stars, models, etc., plastic surgery and dermatology are also located on this street. Quirky lighting schemes and department stores with big names like Bally, Prada, Gucci, and more, heighten every shopaholic’s spark. After shopping, you can stroll down Garosu-gil Street, strolling from here to a cup of coffee or beer. If you’re planning a Seoul itinerary in the Gangnam area, check out the best things to do in Gangnam HERE.

    Samcheondong Culture Street

    The street has trendy shops, European-style cafes, beautiful galleries, etc. It is a wonderful place with many shopping opportunities. If your visitors don’t want to shop, don’t worry, everyone will find something for themselves. Here we can click so many pictures of beautiful landmarks that every corner of the street is covered with beautiful paintings.

    Bukchon Hanok Village This is the perfect place to explore traditional Korean houses filled with tea cafes and small museums.If visitors crave a unique collection of accessories, Samcheong-dong Culture Street is for you. There are so many shops containing all the beautiful accessories. It is also close to Insadong District and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

    Sinchon Street

    In Seoul, this is commonly referred to as Sinchon Women’s Street. It is located near the Ewha Women’s University, which is the largest women’s educational institution in the world. It consists of a wide range of products for women such as accessories, bags, apparel, shoes, apparel, hair pins, etc.By the minimum price range. There are so many things that are classified according to different sizes and the latest trends. This market is aimed primarily at young people and caters to all the needs of students at a very affordable price.

    Sangsu-dong Cafe Street

    On this street you will find a different atmosphere from neighboring Hongdae. Quiet silence draws you to this street. One of the most popular is Yri Cafe, which was also one of the first cafes to open.Well-located high-end coffee shops are uplifting for young people and adults alike. It offers a wide selection of coffees that uniquely identifies each of its client’s requirements. All coffee lovers should definitely visit Sangsu-dong Café Street, cafes will never disappoint you. Indie music clubs highlight the beauty of the cafes on this street. It is near Sansu station (line 6). Visitors can enjoy coffee at ease as they are away from the crowded urban bright areas of Hongdae.The definitely pleasant views attract tourists.

    Mangwon-dong Street

    This street is very popular with young people as it consists of amazing restaurants and cafes. Locals come to the popular Mangwon traditional market to buy groceries and regular groceries, tourists enjoy the view of the market for delicious street food, Tteokbokki, gimbap and twist Korean donuts (Kkwabaegi) are the most famous dishes in this market. People love to have them and love to shop.Besides, Mangwon-dong is very famous for spending time with friends in cute restaurants and cafes. Mangwon-dong Street consists of a four-poster alley and a beautiful modern installation.

    Kon Cook University Street

    Street is very famous for Korean nightlife. A variety of street food is available on the street, which specializes in shellfish, ethnic restaurants, various shells such as oysters, mussels, barnacles and clams, and many more.People wait in lines to try them out. Many visitors love Korean street food and it also stands out when it comes to hygiene. Chinese and Indian dishes are also available, with some vendors preparing famous Indian dishes such as tandoori, curry and samosa. Not only can you find a variety of drinks on Kon Kuk University Street, but there are so many flavors of drinks to choose from that customers can buy according to their choice. Cocktails also spark a spark in the environment.


    Famous streets in Seoul are very convenient for both locals and visitors. Ease in grocery stores, cafes, used books, accessories, delicious food, the latest and greatest in clothing, trendy art galleries and more.

    For every age group, there are many things that will appeal not only to young people. Instead, there are certain pedestrian streets, shops, etc. For adults and seniors.The artwork also includes traditional Korean artwork that also describes the history of these streets. With so much to explore, the shopaholic will love it all.

    Visitors can also enjoy the latest collection of accessories depending on their choice: traditional, newest, fashionable, all of them. A tourist should visit these streets to enjoy shopping and learn more. Some nightclubs attract visitors and represent Korea’s nightlife.We must visit the famous streets in Seoul and relax our inner soul during our stay in these pleasant streets.

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    Korean Proficiency Levels


    General Criteria

    Level 1

    • 와 / 과, 에 / 에서, 에게 / 에게서, 로 / 으로, 의)
    • Particles (씨, 도, 님), interrogative words
    • Negations with the verb 이다
    • Inclinations (세요 / 십시오 / 지 / 읍시다)
    • Negation with other verbs (지 않다 – 안 / 지 못하다 – 못)
    • Postpositions
    • Numbers: dates, times, counting words
    • Polite forms
    • General topics: adverbs, conjunctions, particles (씩, 마다, 매, 쯤, 밖에, 만)
    • 고 싶다 – 기 싫다 (want – don’t want)
    • Communions (은 / 는 / 을)
    • 아 / 어 보다, 아 / 어 주다, 러 가다
    • Times (future, past , continued present) + 려고 하다)
    • 아서 / 어서, 기 때문에 – reason expression
    • Comparative construction: 보다 더
    • Auxiliary grammars: ㄹ 수 있다, 아야 하다, 면, 지 말다
    • Time forms: ㄹ 때, 후에 / 전에 / 동안 / 은 다음 에 / 고 나서
    • Clarifying constructions: ㄹ 까요, ㄹ 래요? 지요?
    • Exclamation: 군요 – 구나, 네요
    • All meanings of the construction 는데요, 은데 요

    At the end of the course you will be able to:

    • introduce yourself,
    • talk about yourself, your family, work and hobbies,
    • talk on simple topics (weather, food, transport, shopping),
    • ask for directions,
    • express your opinion, feelings.

    Level 2

    • Word formation: 기 – 는 것 / 기, (으) ㅁ – 아 / 어 하다 – 기 – 히 – 게,
    • Clarifying constructions: ㄹ 래요? 지요?
    • Permissive forms: 아 / 어도 되다, 면 되다, 면 안 되다
    • Exclamation forms: 더군요 / 겠군요, 네요
    • Informal style: 한테, 한테서, 아 / 어라, 니 / 으니, 랑 – 이랑, 아야
    • Forms “or”, “already” 나 – 거나
    • Adverbial form 면서 – 며
    • Word-building particles 든지 – 이든지 / 아무
    • Expression of experience: ㄴ 적이 있다 – 없다
    • Change of state: 아 / 어 지다, 게 되다, 기 시작하 가
    • Complex forms of reasons: 는데, 니까, 아 / 어 갖다 / 가지고, 테니까, 어서 그런지
    • Form “even if”: 는데도, 아 / 어도
    • Forms of comparison: 만큼, 처럼
    • Form “o something “에 대해 / 에 대한
    • ” To “: 기에 는 / 기를 위해서, 려고 하다, (으) 려면
    • Interrupt action: 다가 – 았 / 었 다가
    • Continuous action: 아 / 어 있다, 고 있다
    • Compound participle: 던 + 았 / 었던
    • Time spans: 만 에 – 안에
    • Complicated know-don’t know + uncertainty: 는 / ㄴ / ㄹ 줄 알다 / 모르다, (얼마나) 는 / ㄴ / ㄹ 지 알다 / 모르다, (으) ㄹ 줄 알다 / 모르다, (으) ㄹ 지 모르겠다
    • Look, seem – 아 / 어 보이다
    • Zn Form
    • It would be better: 면 좋겠다 = 면 하다 = 게 좋겠다
    • Indirect speech (다고 하다 / 라고 하다 / 자고 하다 / 냐고 하다 / 달라고 / 주라고)
    • Grammatical forms “what is more” 으면 수록

    At the end of the course you will be able to:

    • introduce yourself in a formal style when applying for a job,
    • talk about cooking, cooking recipes, table etiquette,
    • visit shops and buy clothes, place an order in a restaurant,
    • invite to holidays (birthday, wedding, housewarming), prepare congratulations and gifts, learn about Korean traditional holidays,
    • learn about vehicles, traffic signs, how to ask for directions, explain directions,
    • learn vocabulary on the topic of hospital , will be able to describe the symptoms of the disease, get treatment and buy medicines,
    • prepare for the trip, book a hotel, inquire about the sights.

    Level 3

    • Complex forms with indirect speech 는다 면, 는다고 보다, 는다고 하던데, 는다 니까
    • Form “as soon as” 못하다 (만하다), 는 대신 에, 이라도 / 나
    • Not only, but also 는데 다가 / ㄹ 뿐만 아니라
    • Uncertain particles 든지 – 이든지 / 든가
    • Complex forms of causes: 느라고 / 는 바람 에
    • if “: 는데도 / 기만 하다 / 고도 / 면서도
    • Forms of comparison: 듯
    • Consecutive actions 아다 가 / 아다 주다, 고서 / 는다고 해서
    • Past tense forms 았 / 었
    • Clarifying questions 는다 면서요? 는단 말이에요? / 지 그래요? 는다 지요? ㄹ 건가요?
    • Forms 다니 / 었다 니
    • Completed actions 아 / 어 놓다, 어 버리다, 고말
    • Assumption, uncertainty ㄹ 텐데 / 었을 텐데, 는 모야 이다, ㄹ 걸요, 았던 것 같다
    • Passive voice: 피동사 / 사동사
    • Indirect speech 는대 요, 으래요, 냬요
    • Expressing experience 더라
    • Regret, disagreement 는다는 것이 / 그만 하다
    • Values ​​of the form 거든 (요), 도록
    • Habit 곤하다
    • Understatement
    • , what
    • To worry about something ㄹ 까봐

    At the end of the course you will be able to:

    • talk about your hobbies, hobbies, interests, share plans for the future,
    • talk about everyday affairs, about housekeeping (household problems, breakdowns, service),
    • discuss economic issues, expenses, savings, savings,
    • talk about health, insurance, healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition,
    • buy a ticket to a concert, performance, express an opinion, express and receive give advice and guidance, discuss, make a recommendation and request, talk about abilities and talents,
    • get an interview, give an interview, do a survey,
    • learn respectful forms of addressing elders, etiquette, how to ask politely, express polite regret and apology.

    Level 4

    • Understanding the general meaning of news or newspaper articles
    • Basic language skills required to use the services of public institutions and establish social relations
    • Performing work duties, preparing simple documents and reports
    • fairly correct and free understanding, expression of thoughts on well-known, social and abstract topics, including using idiomatic expressions and characteristic features of Korean culture

    5 level

    • language proficiency skills necessary in the professional sphere (summation, argumentation, discussion)
    • free understanding and expression of one’s own point of view on economic, political, social and cultural problems
    • correct the use of official and informal speech, literary and colloquial style in accordance with the context
    • comprehension and drafting of the text, report, literary work and participation in the discussion

    6 level

    • correct and free execution duties and research in the specialty
    • understanding not very familiar information about problems in politics, economics, sociology and culture and and expressing one’s opinion
    • free use of most linguistic functions and semantic means of expression

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    90,000 How South Koreans live and what you can learn from them (and what you shouldn’t) :: Life :: RBC Style

    Palli-palli style

    This expression can be heard in Korea at every turn.Literally “palli-palli” means “quickly”, or, to translate more fully, “do not hesitate, move, quickly.” Koreans do everything quickly – work, walk, study, eat. In general, the tendency to constantly rush, to hurry up is not such a long-standing trait of the Korean character. Western and Russian travelers who visited the country in the 19th century unanimously wrote that Koreans are in no hurry, they do everything slowly, almost falling asleep on the go. Often, foreign guests called Koreans lazy, which is now very difficult to suspect these people.Probably, Koreans were strongly influenced in this regard by life during the miracle on the Han River, when from the 1960s to the 1990s Korea made a giant leap forward in development and turned from a backward country exporting wigs, plywood and seafood into an advanced technological power. that flooded the whole world with smartphones, computers, cars and supertankers. To make such a leap, it was necessary to work “palli-palli”. Of course, modern Korean youth is very different in character from the first “builders of an economic miracle” who pulled the country out of the quagmire of backwardness, but both of them have a certain haste in their souls and firmly lives on.

    Han River

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    In Korea, they serve quickly everywhere – in restaurants, banks, shops, hotels. If the seller suddenly hesitated, then he will be rushed right there: “Let’s hurry up. I am late!” Although it may well be that such a hurry-up actually has a wagon of time left.Koreans eat very fast. Here you will not see long meetings at the dinner table, when participants leisurely savor and discuss the taste of each bite eaten.

    But palli-palli is not always good. The rapid pace of economic growth, when five-year plans were fulfilled in three or four years, and gigantic construction projects were carried out right before our eyes, sometimes negatively affected the quality of work. It was the “palli-palli” style that was blamed for the tragedy of the Sonsu Bridge in Seoul in 1994, when at rush hour the bridge span with cars simply collapsed into the water, killing several dozen people.Now Koreans are actively fighting the style of “speed at the expense of quality” and are making great strides in this, but “palli-palli” shows itself again and again – either in an accident or in some other incident.

    One way or another, the concept of “fast-fast” entered the flesh and blood of the Korean nation, and today it defines many of the actions of Koreans and their attitude to work and life. They themselves love to make fun of their “palli-palli”, invariably admitting: “Yes, we are. We can’t do anything. ”

    For health!

    Koreans cannot be called lovers of gastronomic experimentation.Korean tourists, especially the elderly, are famous for eating only in their own restaurants abroad. And if they try local food, then, as they say, without fanaticism, just to make sure that they simply cannot live without spicy kimchi and other dishes, often abundantly flavored with pepper.

    Although there is one proven way to convince a resident of the Country of Morning Freshness to try an unfamiliar dish. You just have to say that it is very good for your health. Taking care of your health is another characteristic of Koreans.However, this is typical for the peoples of the entire region – the Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and others. And Koreans are not lagging behind here. Whatever snack you take, it will either be good for the liver, or improve skin color, or increase potency – this is another quirk of local cuisine.

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    Oddly enough, concern for health and longevity is intricately intertwined with an addiction to alcohol.Koreans are consistently among the world leaders in per capita alcohol consumption. Although today’s Korean youths are less addicted to alcohol, Koreans stagger about in the streets late at night and big noisy companies “sit down” on the streets. But even when drunk, Koreans rarely get rowdy, but simply become more sociable and cheerful. So it is highly likely that during a joint meal, they will first explain in detail how good and useful a particular dish is for health, feed you, and then offer a toast “To health!”At the same time, beer is often mixed with soju, a local weak vodka. This Korean ruff is common especially in men’s companies and is called phokthan, which means “bomb”. Even if a Korean does not know Russian, then a toast “to health!” he often knows very well.


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    The next morning after the feast, the drinkers go to the treadmill, to the pool, or at least to the nearest square, to “twitch” the public exercise machines standing there.And on weekends, they go for a walk in the mountains or just sit in front of the TV screen to watch a program on the topic “What needs to be done to live longer.”

    Either the medicine in Korea is so good, or there are really many healthy dishes in the local cuisine, or the general passion for physical education takes its toll, but the fact remains: despite the widespread love of alcohol, Koreans are one of the world leaders in longevity … The average life expectancy in South Korea has already exceeded 80 years.In general, Korean retirees are very active people. In the same mountains, a significant part of the tourists, if not the majority, are pensioners – they have time for such walks, but most importantly, they have a desire to maintain their health.

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    Without the right to rest

    After a short trip to Korea, foreigners usually leave in an enthusiastic mood: the cities are modern and beautiful, the streets are clean, the people are friendly, public transport is convenient, the roads are luxurious.But those who have lived and worked here for a long time are more restrained in their assessments. Even if they are happy, they will simply say: “Well, yes, not bad, there are certainly problems, but nothing.” If you have a heart-to-heart talk with the natives, that is, the Koreans, then you can easily find a reasoner who will splash out on you a monologue on the topic “Crisis and the impending collapse of Korean society and economy.” They also love to complain.

    We will not talk about deep-seated problems now, but one of the main reasons why foreigners who are “long-lived” in Korea are less enthusiastic – they work here, see society from the inside and know perfectly well how a “beautiful cover” is made.

    Seoul, South Korea

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    There is intense competition in Korean society, which often starts with kindergarten and ends with retirement. Because of the competition, Koreans work a lot, a lot. Even the official international statistics that rank them among the world’s top workaholics do not fully reflect the reality.At school – study from day to day, sleep for four to five hours, at work – constant overwork. Vacation of four to five days in private companies and seven to eight days in state concerns is a common thing. Moreover, most often you will not be allowed to take this vacation “in one fell swoop”, but will be asked to divide it into two or more parts, so as not to disrupt the work rhythm of colleagues, transferring their responsibilities to them.

    It’s not customary to get sick here for weeks either. If the flu really knocks down, then they endure to the last, and then they take only one, maximum two days on vacation, take a horse dose of very strong drugs and immediately rush back into the abyss of work.

    The authorities are unswervingly trying to force people to work less by legislatively prohibiting recycling, “cutting down” computers in government offices at 6 pm – all this has a certain effect, but all the same, Koreans, as they say, work hard. Perseverance, hard work – these qualities have been cultivated in the country for centuries and for everyone they are considered mandatory by default.

    Seoul City Center

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    Europe, where Asians live

    Long life in the same place dulls the feeling of novelty. What surprises my compatriots who have come to visit, what makes them grab the camera and shout “Look how cool!” (or “Well, a madhouse!”), I am often puzzled: shrug your shoulders, and what, they say, is it different? Although personally I have one general impression that came up immediately and intensified over time, while coinciding with the opinion of many guests.It was well summed up by a Colombian who visited Korea for the first time, having visited a couple of major cities in a week. “This is not Asia. This is some kind of European city – stylish, comfortable, often beautiful, but not Asian. But the signs here are all in the Eastern language, and there are Asians living here, ”he said, answering a question about his impression of Korea.

    Everyone likes Seoul. There are indeed plenty of beautiful streets and trendy modern buildings made of glass and concrete. But the problem is that they are not Korean.Rather, they are completely different from the Korean ones. The cruel skating rink of the fratricidal war of 1950–53, when cities changed hands several times, did not spare anything. Having started to build something new, Koreans began to copy the beautiful, interesting, fashionable, but alien. In general, their cities lack zest. Even many ancient monuments are often remakes, copies at best.

    Seoul, South Korea

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    Even if architects put some principles of Eastern philosophy into projects, play with national motives, but this is done in such a way that first you need to listen to a long explanation from a specialist, then peer for a long time and only then nod your head uncertainly, often out of politeness: “Well, yes, there is something Korean. ”

    Koreans managed to educate their galaxy of architects and builders, who have learned a lot from foreign masters, but still bring something Western.A friend told me: “Well, this is fashionable! The whole world is now looking to the West, so we are there too ”. The fact of the matter is that the world is already looking to the East … In the same China, even if some super-skyscraper is “pounded”, the roof is “slapped” in the national style, a Chinese flashlight will be visible or some other feature.

    Of course, not everything is so simple. There are modern beautiful buildings, there are also Buddhist monasteries with traditional architecture, there are also quarters (more often remakes for tourists, but this is a different question), built in the old style, but still … I sometimes want to ask: “Young people are becoming fashionable traditional hanbok clothes, you break into a cake to promote your food to other countries, so what about the cities forgotten? ”

    What about the dogs?

    Probably one of the most frequent questions that I was asked about life in Korea is: “Did you eat a dog?” According to polls, Samsung, nuclear bomb, K-pop and dog meat are among the main stereotypes that foreigners associate with the word “Korea.”

    Let’s figure it out once and for all: do they eat dogs in Korea or not. The accusations are heard all the time. Even at the recent 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Western media rediscovered America, bursting into a series of reports on the theme: “Dogs are eaten in high-tech Korea in the 21st century!” If you directly answer the question, the answer is the following: yes, Koreans eat dog meat. But only a few, far from all, rather a minority. Special breeds of forage dogs are eaten. Do not suspect your Korean friend that he will pounce on your harmless lapdog out of hunger.At the moment, every fifth Korean family has a pet, and in most cases it is a decorative dog. Naturally, they are not raised for food, they are kind of family members.


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    Nevertheless, in many restaurants you can try dog ​​meat soup.It is believed to be very beneficial for health, especially after serious injuries, operations, when you need to quickly recuperate. Dog restaurants are usually located not on the main streets, but in the side streets of the old quarters, but there are still many of them in the countryside. And yet the number of these establishments is steadily declining due to the reduction in the number of clients. From year to year in parliament they are trying to initiate a law banning the consumption of dog meat, but they still do not accept it – there are enough opponents.Recently, the main market for the sale of dog meat was closed in Seoul, but such markets remained in other cities, and in general, if you suddenly want to try this specialty, then there will be no problems. For dog meat soup, there are many indirect names such as “soup of the four seasons”, “nutritious soup”, “fortifying soup” and others. But any Korean perfectly understands what is at stake. Therefore, if they are trying to convince you that “there is no such thing in Korea anymore,” ask a Korean to type in a search engine “posinthan” (the most common name for this soup) and “restaurant”.You will find a restaurant within a radius of a maximum of a couple of kilometers.

    Note that it is not only in Korea that dogs are eaten. There are dishes made from them in China, a number of countries in Southeast Asia, but for some reason the fame of “dog lovers” has strengthened precisely for the Koreans and they are criticized in the first place. Perhaps because Koreans are sensitive to this criticism. In the same China, all those who begin to remember about the “barbaric custom” are simply told: “If you don’t want to, don’t eat!”

    Volcano of passions and emotions

    There is a certain stereotype about Asians that their face is a motionless mask, according to which it is impossible to understand what a person is thinking about, what feelings he is experiencing.In Korea, this is precisely the perception that exists in relation to the Japanese. The overwhelming majority of Koreans themselves are not masquerade people. Their faces are often perfectly clear whether they are happy or unhappy, annoyed or calm.

    Koreans are very emotional in nature. Perhaps, in front of foreigners, they can try to be more restrained, but all the same, their emotions are bubbling, which can be seen from them. Korean emotionality is an expression of a kind of energy, inner strength, charge, which they certainly have very great.The Miracle on the Han River is proof of the enormous potential of the nation. Confucian tradition, hard work, competent leadership and it is the inner strength that made this breakthrough possible.

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    By their nature, Koreans are easily excitable, mobilized, to some extent quick-tempered.Almost gunpowder, not people: bring up a match – they will flare up. You don’t have to go far for examples. Remember how the whole country really rose in 2016 when it felt that President Park Geun-hye did not live up to trust. A storm of popular indignation can also be seen in various scandals, when large businessmen allowed themselves rude antics in public. As soon as the media found out about this, the emotions of the outraged public fell on these boors, forcing them to publicly ask for forgiveness, and often leave high posts.This emotionality is a kind of element. And like any element, it is almost impossible to stop it. Therefore, sometimes some campaigns turn into harassment, and the punishment for the guilty, at least for an outside observer, looks excessive.

    So Koreans are warm-hearted, sympathetic, peaceful, but at the same time emotional, sometimes hot-tempered, real hot guys. And it’s not for nothing that they joke that the soul of Koreans is implicated in hot pepper, which they love to add to their food.

    In general, Koreans are very nice people and they try to treat foreign guests kindly.Contact them with a request – they will definitely help or at least do everything possible so that you are not disappointed with the communication.

    90,000 Breaking History: Everything You Need to Know


    What is Breaking?

    Breaking is a dynamic acrobatic street dance. Its performers are called b-boys and b-girls. Breaking is the first hip-hop dance and one of the four components of this street culture (the other three are DJing, rap and graffiti).

    Jazzy Jes from Rock Steady Crew

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    How did breaking start and who created it?

    Breaking was invented by African American and Latino youth living in the Bronx area of ​​New York. This happened in the 1970s, during the dawn of hip-hop culture. A DJ named Kool Herc was throwing parties in his neighborhood and noticed that youngsters stepped onto the dance floor and began to move erratically and energetically whenever a break began on the tracks he was putting on.”Break” is a part of a song in which only drums are heard without vocals and other instruments.

    Realizing this, Kool Herc began to put two identical records on two turntables and mix them. The new technique is called “carousel”. The DJ used it to extend the break and give the dancers more time to demonstrate their movements. This is how breaking came about – a dance that B-Boys and B-Girls performed to a part of a track called “break”.


    Break music

    The main musical genres that breakers dance to are break beats, funk, rap and soul.Here are some classic tracks associated with breaking:

    • The Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache;

    • Just begun by Jimmy Castor Bunch;

    • The Mexican by Babe Ruth;

    • Give it up or turn it loose by James Brown.

    Since break beats can sound in songs of any genre, sometimes very unobvious tracks breaks become famous. An example would be the break of the song Overture from the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar.

    DJ Skeme Richards tears up the dance floor with turntables

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    How breaking gained media attention and gained worldwide fame

    Breaking spread throughout New York in the 1970s. Soon, promoters and the media began to notice B-Boys and B-Girls dancing at parties, parks and nightclubs. Breakers got the opportunity to share their art with the world.

    In 1982 the Rock Steady crew embarked on a hip-hop tour of Europe.The breakers performed on stages in London and Paris. In 1983 they were also invited to the popular American talk show David Letterman as guests.

    In 1984, the New York City Breakers appeared on the pilot of the television show Graffiti Rock. At the same time, the breakers spoke to US President Ronald Reagan in Washington at the Kennedy Center awards ceremony, which was broadcast on national television.

    B-Boys and B-Girls have also appeared in music videos and Hollywood films; thanks to this, more people around the world learned about breaking.Here are some of the classic films in which breaking first appears on the big screen: Flash Dance (1983), Break Dance (1984) and Beat Street (1984). By the way, the film “Beat Street” begins with the cult battle of the teams in the “Roxy” club.


    Why shouldn’t breaking be called “break dance”?

    The original dance name of this dance is breaking. Break dance is a term that was mistakenly coined by the media. It was rumored that this happened because Cool Lady Blue, the manager of the Rock Steady Crew, named the break during Roxxy’s European hip-hop tour.

    Roxrite makes a freeze

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    Basic elements of breaking

    The basic elements that make up a break and that breakers play following the music are:

    1. Toprock (top ): Standing breaker dance that precedes floor movements. Indian step and cross step are some of the main steps of the toprock.

    2. Go downs: The movements that the breakers perform to move from the top-rocker to the elements on the floor.The main go-down movements are knee drop and spin down.

    3. Footwork: This refers to the movements of the feet and the various steps that breakers perform when dancing on the floor and using their arms for support. Six-step, free-step (three-step) and CC are some of the basic elements of footwork.

    4. Freeze: stopping movement and fixing at one point for a few seconds. The main friezes include baby freeze, chair freeze and elbow freeze.

    5. Power Moves: Dynamic, continuous rotational movement of the breaker’s body. Head spin, air flare and windmill are all examples of power moves.

    6. Tricks: transfer of a traditional breaking step, frieze or power move to another dimension or its new reading. Examples are bouncing in an air chair frieze or leg movements while doing hand jumps.

    7. Transitions: Transitions are movements that breakers use to connect footwork, friezes, tricks and power moves.The main transitions are sweeps, pretzels and spins.

    Kate and Ami at Red Bull BC One 2018

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    What is a cypher and why is it so important in breaking?

    Cypher is a circle in which breakers get up to dance when they meet. Breakers come to the middle of the circle and replace each other. Only one breaker can be in the middle of the circle at a time. Breakers can cypher anywhere: at parties, in nightclubs, or even on concrete outside.In a cypher, breakers can also challenge each other to battle. In such a battle there is no time limit and no winner is determined; the breakers just dance until someone decides the battle is over.


    Organized Breaking Competitions

    Breaking has come a long way from party dance to competitive art form. Competitions can be held in different formats. The main ones are solo battles and team competitions (each must have at least two participants; the maximum team size is eight people).For the battles, a DJ is invited to play the music, an MC and three to six judges (usually well-known breakers), who vote at the end of each battle and determine the winner.

    Taisuke with his team Flooriorz in the Battle of the Year

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    Here are the oldest and most famous competitions in the international breaking scene:

    • Battle of the Year. long history)

    • Freestyle Session (USA)

    • The Notorious IBE (Netherlands)

    • Red Bull BC One (Worldwide)
    • The UK B-Boy Championships (UK)

    • The Legits Blast Series (Slovakia, Czech Republic and USA)

    • BBIC (Korea)

    And now breaking has officially entered the program of the Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris in 2024.

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