Korea nationality population is 1830929 (2010), mainly distributed in Jilin, Heilongjiang, and northeast Liaoning provinces, and concentrated in Tumen River, Yalu River, Mudan River, Songhua River, Liao River, and Hun river basins. Among them, the Korean population in Jilin Province is 1.145 million, that in Heilongjiang Province is 388000, and that in Liaoning Province is 241000. Also, more than 148000 Korean people are living in Beijing, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Tianjin, and other places. After the reform and opening up, with the rapid development of China's economy, more and more Korean people have moved from the three provinces in Northeast China to the coastal economic open areas such as Beijing Tianjin region, the lower reaches of the Yellow River, the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and the lower reaches of the Pearl River.
There are many traditional Korean flavor foods, among which the most famous is cake making, cold noodles, and pickles. Cake making is made by beating steamed glutinous rice into a ball, cutting it into pieces, sprinkling soybean flour, adding honey and sugar. Cold noodles are made of buckwheat flour with starch, water, and even noodles. After cooked, they are cooled with cold water and then added with sesame oil, pepper, pickles, sauced beef, and beef soup. It tastes cool and delicious. Pickles are made by soaking Chinese cabbage for a few days, rinsing, mixing with chili and other ingredients, and sealing it in a large jar. The longer the curing time, the more delicious the taste.
Clothes & Accessories
Korean men's clothes are short, trousers are long and fat, and they also wear cantilevers. Some people also wear Taoist robes or Korean robes. Taobao was a common dress of scholar-bureaucrats and scholars in the past, and later became a formal dress for men when they went out. Long robes can be worn as overcoats, which can be divided into single, clip, and cotton.
Korean women's short dress and long skirt. The tunic has a long white belt with a bow under the right shoulder. Long skirts have long wrinkles. There are three kinds of skirts: wrapped skirt, bobbin skirt, long skirt, short skirt, and apron. A short dress, called "Zegaoli" in Korean, is a kind of clothes with an oblique collar, no buckle, knotted with a belt and covering only the chest; a long skirt, called "Qi" in Korean, is loose and elegant with thin pleats at the waist. This kind of clothes is mostly made of silk, and the colors are very bright. Young women generally like to wear skirts, short skirts, old women often wear wrapped skirts, long skirts. In winter, middle-aged and old women wear a cotton (leather) jacket on top.
Korean official costume refers to the costume of princes and nobles in the past dynasties. It varies according to official position, official position, and status, but the basic style is basically the same. Tianfu is the representative, with black satin as the group collar, a colored dragon on the shoulder, and fire, Huachong, Zongyi, and other patterns on the cuff. The dress is sewn with red silk and satin, and there are patterns of algae, pink rice, and silk in front of it. "Algae take its clean, powder rice takes its nourishment, take its break, take its back evil to good.". There is also the difference between men's and women's clothes.
The Korean people are good at singing and dancing. Whether it's a festival or a family gathering, men, women, old and young are used to dancing with steady drumming and Gayaqin.
Nong Yue Wu, a representative folk traditional activity of the Korean nationality, originated from agricultural labor and with ancient sacrificial elements, generally has two forms: one is a plot performance in the form of dance and pantomime; the other is a mass performance with hot and rich traditional dance as the content at the beginning of the new year and the harvest season. At that time, each village will send its own mighty "Nong Le Wu" dance team to participate in the local celebration. At the front of the dance team, led by "Lingqi" and "Nongqi" with "agriculture is the foundation of the world" on one side, followed by a man who beat "Xiaogong" as the commander in chief at the head of the team. Under his leadership, bands holding "Taiping Xiao" and "trumpet", various drum instruments, and various disguised characters formed the honor guard of the "Nong Yue Wu" dance team. Next are the actors who will take part in the performances of small drum dance, flat drum dance, long drum dance, fan dance, Crane Dance, elephant hat dance, mask dance, and pantomime.
"Canggu" is one of the most beautiful and unique Korean musical instruments. It has a long, thin waist, different timbre of drum skin at both ends, and is characterized by drumsticks, whips, and fingers. "Long drum" is a musical instrument, but also a popular dance. Accompanied by the melodious Jiayeqin, they hold a 30 cm long bamboo "drum whip" in their right hand. With the cooperation of the palms of their left hands, they strike out crisp, harmonious, and different sounds of drums from the left and right drum faces. In the sound of the music, a group of dancers wearing white short clothes and light red floor pulling skirts, with "long drum" tied on their chest, walk on the stage with gentle dance steps like a gurgling spring. Their graceful dancing posture is as soft as wax flame, as light as willow, and as graceful as a white crane. After a slow version, the dancer takes out another wooden drumstick and beats out a strong and fast rhythm. The dance goes into a wild and vigorous whirl with the drum music. At this time, the performers who revel in the climax begin to show their "unique skills" of personal "inspiration" one after another, pushing the performance atmosphere to the climax.
The melody of Korean songs is smooth, euphemistic, and bright. Korean people call folk songs "folk songs", which have beautiful melody, natural fluency, and strong appeal and expressiveness. It's often a song played by one person, followed by others. The famous folk songs, such as the ballad of Platycodon Grandiflorum, Arirang, and beside the Gordon River, are almost household names and can be sung by everyone.
Korean folk popular song and dance, the masses are good at singing and dancing, music is unique, rich in strong national color. The lyrics are simple and honest, the melody is beautiful and rich, the mood is warm and cheerful, and the structure is complete and symmetrical. The most famous folk songs are "Platycodon Grandiflorum ballad" and "Ji Hei Ya". The famous songs include the chorus song of Changbai and the solo song of the maiden.