History of Korea, China, and Japan Told in TilesA special art exhibition of approximately 460 examples of cermaic tile from Korea, Japan, and China is to go on display.
The Kyongju Expo Organization Committee will supervise this exhibition to run from September to November.
This exhibition will showcase over 400 pieces of antique Korean ceramic tile including famous museum pieces some of which are the Shilla-period "Smiles". These smiling faces are considered to be hallmarks of ancient Korean ceramics.
Thirty pieces from China include ones with animal designs from the Northern and Southern Dynasties period (420-589 AD) are to be showcased as well as Japanese tiles from the sixth to eighth centuries will be included in the exhibition.
In a section called 'The Origin of Shilla Tiles,' about 30 pieces of from the Koguryo and Paekjae kingdoms, 40 examples from the Shilla period, and 70 modern temple pieces will be on display.
Spectators can also view tile making up-close and even try making tiles themselves.
by Song Yee-ho