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Seaweed Soup on Birthdays -A Korean Tradition

Main Text: HK: “On somebody’s birthday it is tradition to have seaweed soup” Collector: “Can it be any kind of seaweed soup?” HK: “I don’t think it really matters, but there are a lot of traditional recipes for seaweed soup out there” Context:  HK moved to the Unites States from South Korea when she was… Continue Reading »

Placing Cutlery for the Dead- A Korean New Years Tradition

Main Text Collector: I know the your family does special acts for the Korean New Year. Would you mind telling me a few of these and what you think is the most important part for the celebration? HK: “The most important part is that every male family member has to have a different spoon and… Continue Reading »

Persimmons scare the tiger who wants to eat crying babies

Context I was having lunch with the subject, and he told me about this bed time story. He lived in Korea until he was 14 years old, one year from finishing middle school. He then moved to the United States to finish his middle school and high school. Piece Informant: It’s really for a kid… Continue Reading »

The Tiger’s Whisker – Korean Folktale

TEXT: Once upon a time, there was a woman with a husband who had just come back from a war. When her husband came back from the war, he was a different person. He used to be very kind and loving and stuff. But after the war, he was very harsh and short-tempered. He would snap… Continue Reading »