Saturday, 20 June 2009

Bae Yong-joon is honorary curator of lacquer art museum

What do you do when you have more than enough moolah and are a swinging bachelor with much time to spare?

Well, you can follow in Hallyu Star Bae Yong-joon’s footsteps and learn lacquer art.

Easy does it: Bae Yong-joon dabbles in lacquer art


The 37-year-old was named an honorary curator of the Iwayama Lacquer Art Museum in Japan. He secretly flew to Japan in February to learn lacquer art from the museum’s operator, Jun Yong-bok.

Master Jun, who is Korean, has gained worldwide recognition for his work and his Iwayama Lacquer Art Museum is reportedly the largest of its kind in the world.

Steady hands: Bae creates his masterpiece

Bae’s agency, BOF revealed that “Bae Yong-joon learned the entire lacquer painting process firsthand, and as the honorary curator of the museum, is determined to promote lacquer art and hone his skills as well as bring lacquer art closer to the public.”

The Taewangsashinki star is currently writing a book on Korean culture, which will be published later this year.

He is also lending his voice to the animated version of the highly-popular drama Winter Sonata along with co-star Choi Ji-woo.

Sources: HanCinema & Newsen

Related:
Bae Yong-joon and Park Jin-young collaborate for project
Bae Yong-joon boosts tourism to South Korea
Bae Yong Joon wants to create a book to introduce Korea

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1 Comment:

k9vc said...

Dare I ask: "What is lacquer art?". And this guy is the Honorary Grand Poobah of a lacquer art museum. I dunno if this will get him lucky at the disco tonight or not.



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