The Honolulu Museum of Art celebrates “Splendor and Serenity: Korean Ceramics,” which started on Aug. 13 and runs to Nov. 8. The Honolulu Museum’s press release says: “The exhibition, which is made possible by generous support from the National Museum of Korea, covers 1,000 years of Korean ceramic tradition, with superb examples from the Goryeo (918-1392) to the Joseon (1392-1910) dynasties.
“Korean ceramic art reached its first apex during the Goryeo period (918-1392). Goryeo celadon’s unique jade-colored glaze and complex inlay designs demonstrate a remarkably high level of achievement in ceramic technology.
“The fall of the Goryeo court resulted in social turmoil, but it also brought about a period of great creativity. From the late Goryeo into the early Joseon (1392-1910) periods, ceramics developed from celadon to buncheong ware, a grayish-green ceramic with powdered white slip that best reflects Korean artistic innovation. Joseon-period buncheongware is exceptional for its novel techniques, such as inlay, stamping, incision, sgraffito, brushwork, painting with iron pigments, and dipping.”
‘Here Comes Jang Bori’
Episodes 37 & 38
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Soo-bong tries to jog Bo-ri’s memory, but Bo-ri is still confused. In-hwa tells Su-mi she can’t stand Bo-ri, but Su-mi scolds In-hwa for her mistakes. Jae-hee finds a ring with Min-jung and Ji-sang’s initials in Min-jung’s bag.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Soo-bong and Bo-ri are overcome with emotions and break out in tears when they find out they are indeed father and daughter. In-hwa questions Min-jung about Eun-bee, but Min-jung turns around and threatens In-hwa. Min-jung’s mother gets ready to leave with Bee-dan.
Episodes 15 & 16 (Final episode)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Chang-soo’s mother goes to see Ji-yi and persuades her to go out with Chang-soo again. Joon-gi stands by Yoon-ha’s side and supports her at work. Kyung-joon, who was believed to be dead, comes back.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m: Kyung-joon tells Yoon-ha why he had to disappear. He also makes a very interesting offer to his father. Joon-gi resigns from Yoon-ha’s company. Chang-soo tells his mother he wants to be a real man and takes on real responsibilities.
Episodes 19 & 20
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: When Min-woo wakes up, he finds Ji-sook gone and a piece of bloody cloth in his hand. Min-woo desperately looks for Ji-sook, but Min-woo is accused of killing his wife. Assemblyman Seo does all he can do to find his missing daughter.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Min-woo and Ji-sook spend their last night together. Seok-hoon uses Min-woo’s past history of mental illness to accuse him of murdering his wife. Min-woo comes up with a way to fight back. Mi-yeon begs Seok-hoon in tears to turn himself in.
‘The Time We Were Not In Love’
Episode 11 & 12
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo-hoo meets Ha-na’s family while she’s out to get permission to date her again. This only upsets Ha-na. Won sees Seo-hoo with another woman at the airport.
Saturday, 7:45p.m.: When Seo-hoo sees Ha-na and Won together, he gets anxious and jealous. Ha-na confesses her feelings to Seo-hoo. Won runs into his high school teacher on a flight and finds out his teacher had kept the movie scenario he had written in high school.
Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or email@example.com.