Organized to promote the excellent qualities of Korea’s traditional paper hanji, the previous Jeonju Paper Culture Festival was renamed the Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival. As the name suggests, the festival’s main specialty is paper, featuring all kinds of products made from hanji as well as contests, exhibitions, hands-on programs for visitors, and a traditional market.
Event Programs: Unlike previous festivals, the Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival has added a new Hanji Traditional Pavilion and a Hanji Products Special Invitational Exhibition. The Hanji Craft Competition, where hanji craftsmen can display their work, and where winners will feature and exhibit their work in the categories of traditional, modern, and cultural products. There will also be a hanji fashion show featuring hanboks, Korean traditional dresses, and a hanji patented-products invitational exhibit. The festival offers numerous hands-on programs that include boiling mulberry leaves and bark, laying and drying the paper, a hanji workshop for making various crafts, and games using traditional items made of hanji. If you want to get close and personal with your loved ones or friends, try the family window paper-pasting contest. Creating a unique hanji door with your family or friends will not only teach you more about Korean culture, but it will also help you develop a stronger bond between loved ones.