A Guide to Joseon Hairstyles and Headgears

I think it’s about time to edit this post to add several types of other hairstyles and headgears. The hairstyles and headgears used during Joseon Dynasty were from the dynasties preceding it  such as Three Kingdoms Period and Goryeo Dynasty and also with influence from China’s dynasties. Here’s a post to list down mostly, if not all, the hats, headgears, and ornaments worn by the Joseon people. With reference to the dramas, I think it will be easier for us to see how the headgears and hairstyles look like.

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2012 Appreciation Post

[I don’t know why some of the content disappeared before :\ Here’s the edited version.]

For various reasons, this year’s appreciation post is going to be longer compared to last year, simply because I watched quite a handful of dramas and I have a lot of things to be thankful for. I have to admit that 2012 isn’t the best year in my life as a student, but I’m grateful that I something that I can hold on to, just to escape the reality at times. Now that seems a little depressing O.O but student’s life is not normal without any sign of stress, right? Back to the dramas, I think I’ve watched more dramas this year and at one point, I even juggled eight currently airing dramas at that time. Crazy, but I managed to finish most of them.

2012

Beware that this is probably going to take forever…

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Social Strata of Joseon Dynasty

Well..I’ve been indulging myself into watching dramas and as always, sageuk has their own charms on me. I don’t know why, but watching them always poke my curiosity button, sending me into endless nights of reading and understanding the history of Korea. It’s not too much to say that I might know Korea’s history a little bit more than my own country’s history. Am I a bad citizen? Hehe. Hopefully not. After watching Tree with Deep Roots last year, the thing that kept lingering in my mind was about the social system of Joseon Dynasty (since the countable sageuk I’ve watched are set during that time). My curiosity heightened when I saw a post about slavery from “Noises From the Closet” and I never turned back. So..this is what I’ve found about Social Strata of Joseon Dynasty, a.k.a. the Joseon I love. hihi.

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Joseon’s Court Attire: Kdrama Style (Part 1)

I think as a sageuk lover, I’m really being way too pampered by kdrama gods these recent years. So many good sageuk and so many pretty served in front of me. Who wouldn’t love that? Actually, I’ve been meaning to do this post since Tree with Deep Roots days, but I couldn’t find decent sources. Then The Moon that Embraces the Sun came…and it’s centered about life in court. Upon seeing Lee Gak, the Rooftop Prince with his robe, I know I have to do this one. So…here it is!

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Teenage Joseon F4 – High Cut Vol 70

Please tell me this is not a dream! Yes, High Cut is brilliant enough to attract people through the easiest way: identify what people are addicted to right now and use that for raking in their profit. All of it, thanks to the one who suggested the idea to the magazine, The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘s fans are having their dreams to become a reality! The child (I think it’s more suitable to call them teenage) actors are back, but no longer donning their sageuk garbs.

They are all turning into a ‘real’ flower boys, or boys wearing flowery hats. From the left: Siwan (Heo Yeom), Yeo Jin-Gu (Lee Hwon), Lee Won-Geun (Woon), and young Lee Min-Ho (Prince Yangmyung). This photo shoot are for Vol 70 of High Cut magazine.

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Bo Kyung (I)

I am..

The mirror who wants to be the moon, Bo Kyung.

Burdened by expectations, favoured upon ties,

That’s exactly me.

 

That person..

Being a sun he is,

He’ll never forget the moon,

Though I’m here,

Devoting myself as his moon.

 

Then..

What should I do?

When my love for him..

Will never be looked upon;

For he’ll always look past me,

Towards the direction of..

The missing moon.

 

I am..

Afraid.

Afraid of myself,

Afraid of my heart,

Afraid of what I’m going to do..

 

For what I have right now,

Are my love and ambition..

For the sun, always and forever.

~Because I love the actress and the character.

Moon, Suns, and Stars in Hanbok

Gosh, I’m such a fail when it comes to giving a title. Maybe some can guess that this post is about one of the dramas that premiered yesterday, and yeah, it is about the drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun. But I’m not going to recap it again, not when three great bloggers already delivered such great recaps: Fanderay, Ockoala, and Javabeans. I’m just amazed by the pretty hanbok they are wearing in the series, and I can’t help but notice some little features I haven’t talked about yet. For your information, I’ve already covered a lot of clothing, accessories, and footwear of Joseon Dynasty in another post here, so this is just a complimentary post for it. Part of the reason: thanks to the colorful first episode of MoonSun.

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Another Sageuk…

…has crept up into my radar. The year hasn’t even changed the number, yet I’m here, already picking out which one to be watched and which one to be pushed back for viewing later. It’s not like dramas are my subjects at my university (as if drama watching can be considered as part of engineering? wishful thinking), but if it’s going to be amazing, I won’t be the one who’d like to miss the fun, but the ‘drama’ neuron and the ‘life’ neuron in my brain are fighting over this issue right now..

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