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Kinfolk gathering at Ongdalsam

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I am so excited to share with you some photographs from Korea’s very first Kinfolk gathering hosted at the beautiful Ongdalsam last weekend! Jacqui and I have been talking about organizing this gathering since early summer, especially because of the opportune “preserving the season” theme. Korea has such a rich history of seasonal pickling and fermenting, and Ongdalsam is just the perfect place to experience it.

I am so happy to have been a small part of it, even from thousands of miles away now. There were some amazing women were involved in organizing and making this event possible: Jacqui, Sonja, Yoo Jeong, Bora, and of course, the lovely traditional food specialist, Suh Mi Soon. And even Ji Sun and Sooji for stepping in, and helping organize the bus trip to Chungju.

Here are some dreamy analog photographs of the event captured by Jun:

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All photos posted here are by Jun Michael Park.
You can also view photographs taken by Jo Song Hee at the Ongdalsam website.


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    October 3, 2013 at 3:34 am

    this just blew me away. I can’t wait to see the full spread on kinfolk 🙂

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    October 3, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Kinfolk is so lovely! one of these days I want to go to a kinfolk gathering.
    I think there are some kinfolk events in California coming up this month. Will you be going Sewon?

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      October 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      I wish! The new cookbook launch gatherings look so lovely. 🙂

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    October 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I want that garlic! It’s so beautiful!

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      October 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Isn’t it? It’s been pickled, too!

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    October 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    what a great gathering 🙂

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    October 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Oh these photos are stunning. This Kinfolk gathering sounds like so much fun. Probably one of the most beautiful magazines that I’ve ever purchased, it’s so perfect!

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    October 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    gosh the pictures look amazing, so does the meetup! i wish i could be a part of a kinfolk gathering – looks amazingly magical!

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    October 10, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Beautiful photos! I wish Kinfolk came to Malaysia. I just recently bought their magazine and I’m hooked on the well written articles and beautiful photographs.

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    February 20, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Where can I get the information for the next Kinfolk gathering in Seoul? I’m so addicted with those Kinfolk photography. Thank you

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