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"Full Moon Story" fashion spread Vogue Korea (photographer : Kim Kyung Soo)

La serena belleza de Kim Kyung Soo

Kyung Soo Kim celebrates and reimagines the traditional Korean costume, Hanbok, in his series Full Moon Story for Vogue Korea.

A Corean court singer

imperialasia: “A set of colored photographs produced by the Japanese government to learn about the lifestyle of Korea under the Yi dynasty. Gisaeng of the Imperial Court Lady of a noble family.

Kisaeng, 1910 - Women entered the kisaeng class through various paths. Some were the daughters of kisaeng, who inherited their mother's status. Others were sold into the gijeok by families who could not afford to support them. Most such families were of cheonmin rank, but sometimes poor families of higher status sold their into the class. On occasion, even women from the yangban aristocracy were made kisaeng, usually because they had violated the strict sexual mores of the Joseon period.

Kisaeng (also spelled gisaeng ), sometimes called ginyeo (기녀), were female Korean entertainers. Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain .

Lee Nan Hyang (1900-1979), was one of the last kisaengs ever. Lee was known for her singing, and dancing. She married a journalist after retirement. #PhotojournalismKorea

Lee Nan Hyang was one of the last kisaengs ever. Lee was known for her singing, and dancing. She married a journalist after retirement.

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