This is the world's first-ever Korean traditional culture collectible cards set. Dive into the uniqueness of Korean traditional culture today. All of these cards were hand-drawn by the staff of the Anime Supply and thus are truly unique.
* Package: 90pcs/set
* The Front Card: Illustration
* The Back Card: Description
* Printed Side/Color: Full-Color Both Front and Back
* Size: 7* 10.8cm
* Depth: 250gsm
* Rounded Corners: No
*** These collectible cards are only available at the Anime Supply.
Korean armor is armor that was traditionally used in ancient times by Koreans, those fighting in and on behalf of Korea, or Koreans fighting overseas. Examples of armor from the Korean Peninsula date back to at least the Korean Three Kingdoms period.
Chiyou was a tribal leader of the Nine Li tribe in East Asia. He is best known as a king who lost against the future Yellow Emperor during the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors era in Chinese mythology. A series of South Korean bullion coins minted by KOMSCO feature Chiyou, referred to as the Chiwoo Cheonwang series.
Cheomseongdae is an astronomical observatory in Gyeongju, South Korea. Cheomseongdae is the oldest surviving astronomical observatory in Asia, and possibly even the world. It was constructed in the 7th century in the kingdom of Silla, whose capital was Seorabeol, or present-day Gyeongju. Cheomseongdae was designated as the country's 31st national treasure on December 20, 1962. Modeled on Baekje's Jeomseongdae, which now exists only in historical records, the Cheomseongdae influenced the construction of the Japanese Senseidai observatory in 675, and Duke Zhou's observatory in China in 723.
This ornate incense burner, designated as National Treasure 287, was recovered from a temple site in Neungsan-ri, Buyeo. It would once have been placed on a Buddhist altar to offer incense to Buddha. The pedestal is shaped like a dragon with its front legs extended, while the bowl and lid of the incense burner combine to form an enlarged lotus bud, elaborately adorned with mountain peaks, musicians, and sacred animals, with a noble phoenix perched at the top.
This is a "Dokkaebi" shape door decor. Dokkaebi are legendary creatures from Korean mythology and folklore. Dokkaebi, also known as "Korean goblins", are nature deities or spirits possessing extraordinary powers and abilities that are used to interact with humans, at times playing tricks on them and at times helping them. Legends describe different dokkaebi in many forms, and dokkaebi often wear hanbok.
The Korean Bow is a water buffalo horn-based composite reflex bow, standardized centuries ago from a variety of similar weapons in earlier use. The Korean bow utilizes a thumb draw and therefore employing the use of a thumb ring is quite common. The Korean thumb ring is somewhat different from the Manchu, Mongol, or the Turkish Thumb Ring, as it comes in two styles, male and female. Male thumb rings are shaped with a small protrusion that sticks out that the bowstring hooks behind (similar to a release aid), while the female thumb ring simply covers the front joint of the thumb as protection from getting blisters (pulling heavy bows repetitively with only the thumb can easily cause blisters to form on the pad of the thumb).
A sotdae is a tall wooden pole or stone pillar with a carved bird on its top, built for the purpose of folk belief in Korea. It was usually erected near the entrance of a village to ward off evil spirits as well as to represent villagers' wishes for prosperity and well-being. Later, it was also built as a celebratory or commemorative symbol. For instance, when a son of a family passed a civil service examination called gwageo, a sotdae was set up in the yard. In that case, it was colored in orange and topped with a blue dragon.
Yut Nori, also known as Yunnori, Nyout, and Yoot, is a traditional board game played in Korea, especially during Korean New Year. The game is also called cheok-sa or sa-hee. The combining-form -nori means 'game'.
Gaksital (bride’s mask) can be seen as a deity mask, representing the seventeen-year-old seonangsin (tutelary deity) found in legend. According to the legend, a seventeen-year-old maiden sneaked a peek at Heodoryeong (young man of the Heo family) when he was making a mask after hanging a straw rope at the front gate to ward off evil spirits and taking a bath to purify himself. At this, he was punished by the gods and died spitting blood on the spot, while the maiden died to become the village tutelary deity.
This is a palanquin (sedan chair) for Korean noblemen during the Joseon dynasty. The upper class called yangban rode this sedan chair. It was used mostly by women. There was a special day when commoners were allowed to ride it though. When was it? Just once in their lives, during the wedding.