- February 18, 2011-June 19, 2011
- Key Works:
- Ceremonial dishes and utensils for babies' one-year birthdays, ceremonial dishes and utensils for bride-and grooms-to-be, five-side dish bowls and plates for parents of groom-to-be,
serving dishes for gujeolpan (traditional Korean cuisine for royalty), Korean punch bowls, teapot set, etc
THE PLAZA has transformed itself into a boutique hotel. The first exhibition has as a motif THE PLAZA's logo, which symbolizes a connection of the past, the present, and the future. The items on display will be the bang jja brassware by Master Lee Bong-Joo (Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 77). Also on exhibition will be traditional needlework. The two themes reflect very clearly women-related customs in eating utensils and of womens' quarters. The bang jja brassware is made by applying heat to molten brass then beating them countless times with a hammer. Bang jja brassware is noted due to findings that they detoxify and help add nutrients to food, as well as their value as traditional cultural kitchenware. They are excellent cultural heritage items, which are also used for dowry given by brides or for gifts to foreign VIP.