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Jikji Korea is a global cultural festival that highlights and shares the diverse values of Jikji with people from around the world.


Festival Program


Jikji Experience Program paid exhibition

Time to experience the spirit of Jikji by creating one
Experience the movable metal type making process and book making

Jikji Experience Program
Oct. 1-21, 2018
Jikji Forest Experience Zone, Cheongju Metal Type Printing Training Center
This experience program aims to pass on the spirit of Jikji, the world’s most ancient movable metal type, by allowing visitors to create their own metal types. They can see for themselves how Jikji was originally made.

Experience Highlights

  • The movable type making process will be demonstrated by a master in the craft, who is designated as the holder of Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 101.

  • This traditional book making experience involves such steps as metal typesetting, printing words with metal type, printing with a wooden pattern stamp, making hanji (traditional Korean paper), and bookbinding.