Saturday, February 27, 2010

[Trans][One Scene] Photographer Yonsama’s Trip Essay of Korea

source: suehan's blog

Hangeore 2010-02-26 18:16

[Hangeore] Gods of Four Direction (suehan: 四方神) and The Image of The 12 Earthly Branches (suehan: 十二支像) are carved just like characters in a cartoon in the stone rail with familiar feelings. Many of the fierce animals’ head are facing Geunjeong Palace (suehan: 勤政殿), so I can feel that they’re guarding rigorously. After examining their direction precisely, it might be interesting to accuse those who’re facing wrong direction. They have the look of a stern Confucian culture, but there are many humorous aspects in the detailed decorations. The aesthetic tastes and optimistic aspects are noticeable since these characteristics were allowed to be build for the Palace. (Page 290-291, Journey to Discover the Beauty of Korea)

Written and Photographed by Bae Yong Joon/Seedpapaer 18,000 Won

*suehan: I picked up some photos from to help you understand.

Geunjeong Palace

The Image of The 12 Earthly Branches

[Trans] From KOB Notice Section

source: KOB / suehan's blog

We’d like to inform you of the filming of Animation Winter Sonata’s Ending Scene.

Hello, I’m from Keyeast.

I hope you, all Family members are careful of colds when the season changes and welcome cheerful spring.

I think you might already know this information through the articles. Animation Winter Sonata's ending scene will be filmed in live-action and several casts including Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo will appear in it. It will revive the emotion of the drama.

Along with this, I’d like to respond many Families’ requests who’re wondering about the promotion tour of Animation Winter Sonata’s ending scene.

Now, ‘Animation Winter Sonata’ is showing on DATV in Japan and this promotion tour will be arranged for the DATV audiences as well. There are many Korean families who wanted to attend this tour and we created an opportunity so they can join this event according to the agreement of both companies.

All the procedures will be the same as the DATV audiences’. We regret to inform you that we can’t disclose the filming site for the smooth preparation of shootings and procedures. No photo shoots and individual transportations at the filming sites are allowed for this event.

There is a registration fee for the food, transportation expenses and other procedure purposes. I want those who want to visit the filming site to send an application to us according to the procedures below, and we’ll inform the eighty selected winners about the detail schedules and guidelines through an individual email

I hope you understand that it’ll be processed by the organizer, DATV, who broadcasts ‘Animation Winter Sonata’. We need to limit the number of attendees due to safety of the filming site and limited space.

Please refer below to get detailed information on how to sign up for the tour.

The Time for Application
February 26th, 2010 ~ March 3rd, 2010

Application Process
Please send an application to (One application for each applicant)

Necessary information for the application
(1)Applicant’s name:
(2)ID of BYJ.CO.KR (BYJ’s official home page):
(3)First set of the Korean registration numbers:
(4)Telephone numbers (please provide us with your telephone and cell phone numbers where we can contact you.):
(5)Email address:

* Only selected winners are allowed to attend the open filming site.
* Limited numbers for Korean fans to attend are 80 and will be selected through a raffle.
* In this event, the numbers of attendees will be limited for the safety of Families.
* No photo shoots and moving photos are allowed at the filming site.
* We may limit the traffic line for smooth filming. We want your understandings in advance.
* We may cancel the application if you apply for your own business purposes or you’re not the person himself.
* If you have any other questions, please contact us at

Thank you.

[News Tran] Favorite Korean Dramas in Japan (survey by Asahi)

source: tomato / asPara Club

This survey was organized by "asPara Club," a free member site run by Asahi Newspaper. 2822 people (men 1381, women 1441) picked out their favorite Hallyu drama.
Based on Hallyu drama annual ranking (January to October 2009, 50 modern and 50 history dramas) by DVD Rental Shop "TSUTAYA", adding 50 more older dramas or non-DVD dramas into a list of 150 dramas.

1. Dae Jang Geum
2. Winter Sonata
3. Beautiful Days
4. The Legend
5. Stairway to Heaven
6. All In
7. My Lovely Sam Soon
8. Hotelier
9. Hwang Jin Yi
10.Spring Waltz

original article: Asahi Shimbun, Saturday edition "be," 20 February 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

[VOD / Photo] AB 2010 Spring Collection

source: AB & tomato

[News Trans] ‘Yonsama’s 3D’ sweeps Japan

source: suehan's blog

Sports Hankook 2010-02-25 06:36

Release in May, Bae Yong Joon 3D in Tokyo Dome’
It will be released all over Japan including Tokyo and Osaka.

Actor, Bae Yong Joon produced 3D movie and it’ll be released all over Japan.

In May, Bae Yong Joon will release a movie, ‘Bae Yong Joon 3D in Tokyo Dome’ in Tokyo, Osaka, etc in Japan. This movie is a work which reformatted the lives of two events, animation ‘Winter Sonata’ and travel essay ‘Journey to discover the beauty of Korea’ which were held at Tokyo Dome in Japan last year. A person related to Bae Yong Joon said, “We will meet audiences at all of the movie theaters which are equipped to show 3D movies. It’ll be released in a bigger scale than moderate Korean commercial movies that were imported to Japan.”

Recently, Bae Yong Joon was inspired by the 3D fever which came with the success of Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Avatar’. He plans to build his management company as a culture contents company in the future, he produced ‘Bae Yong Joon 3D in Tokyo Dome’ for the 3D movie as warming-up. The person above added, “About one hundred thousand fans gathered in Tokyo Dome at that time. But there were more fans that couldn’t come. Fans will see him closely through the 3D movie.”

Keyeast became a profitable company last year and Bae Yong Joon wants his ambition of developing a specialized culture contents company to seriously come true. The drama ‘Dream High’ project which connected JYP Entertainment to BYJ’s company in the early part of last year will be under way. Another person of Keyeast explained, “The challenge to produce 3D movies is one of their plans they want to create various products in the future.”

[Reposted & Trans] From TV program “The Eight Hundred Millionth”

Reposted from suehan's blog

Translated into Korean: yume3 (cafe byjfan)
Tranlslated into English: suehan

Fans of the stars who work in various fields appeared.
There was a Yongsama’ fan among them.
I extracted some of the contents.

It has been 5 years since I started loving Yonsama.

I spent so much money on Yongsama.

Eight passionate fans of the celebrities.

We heard the story about how they became fans.

Who filed a bankruptcy?

Money spent to support Yongsama

Trip to Korea (21times) ... 3.15 mil Yen
Goods ... 3.00 mil Yen
Telephone bills. ... 3.00 mil Yen
Tuition to learn Korean cuisine. ... 0.44 mil Yen
Tuition to learn Korean ... 0.25mil Yen
etc. ... 1.16 mil Yen
Total ... 11.00 mil Yen

Telephone bills; because there are fans in Korea and Japan.

Telephone bill was 3 million Yen for the exchange information.

Books and Magazines.

Third place in spending money since she became a fan.

A fan of a singer ranked first place in spending money.

[News Trans] Animation originated from drama coming into home theaters is ‘visualizing’.

source: reposted from suehan's blog

ZDNet Korea 2010-02-22 16:18

[ZDnet Korea]In recent home theater, dramas originated from animations like ‘Princess Hours (aka Goong)’, ‘Boys over Flowers, and ‘God of Study’, etc. showed popularity continuously. Solid contents were based on the entertainment and recognition success; it shows off good coordination with the dramas.

Contrary to this, we can hear the news about the animated popular dramas often. Animation ‘Dream of Janggem’ for children is a good example of one of the successful animated dramas.

On the 22th, according to the related industry, animations that target to become the second ‘Dream of Janggeum’ sent an expedition and it caught our attention.

First, animation ‘TWSSG (Legend)’ has plans to broadcast the first part of this year and launched its production.

‘TWSSG’, Bae Yong Joon, Moon So Ri, and Lee Ji Ah played as the main characters, achieved 30% viewing rates in 2007 and played an important role in the historical drama fever. It was such a popular drama that it created its own genre, ‘Fantasy Fusion Historical Drama’, and it was a completely different category to that of the existing historical dramas. Last year, the production of animation of ‘TWSSG’ was announced and it became a popular topic.

GNG Entertainment (ceo: Jeong Geukpo), Mix Film (ceo: Ryu, Hee Jeong), and Neo of Japan are producing ‘TWSSG’ together. It is known that it consists of 26 episodes and a total of 3.6 billion Won was invested in the production costs.

Damdeok (King Gwanggato) was the main character in the original drama, but Georyeon (King Jangsoo), Damdeok’s son, is the main character in the animation. It shows the adventures in which Georyeon and the four gods fight against the forces that threaten Korea.

When GNG Entertainment made the contract they said they’ll use unique computer graphics and special techniques and it has heightened its expectation. They have experience in the Japanese market through the animation ‘I’m sorry, I love you.’ In 2006.

‘Winter Sonata’ played a major role in the Hallyu fever. Its animation will be broadcasting domestically and ‘Studio, Meditate with Pencil’, which is famous for ‘Dinosaur and I’, is handling its production.

‘Winter Sonata’ describes the 10 years story from the high school days of Joonsang and Yujin who are the main characters of the drama with beautiful color. When they started its production, the fact that Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo who were the main characters of drama took the role of the voice actors became a topic of conversation.

Its broadcasting started in Japan last year and in the last episode, the scenes in which Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo appear will be broadcasted in April. Domestically, it’ll be broadcasted in the first part of this year.


Reporter Jeong Yunhee

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

[Reposted and Trans] Official Jersey for Red Devils in 2010

source: suehan's blog

Let’s wear ‘2010 South Africa World Cup All The Reds T-Shirts’, and “wear soccer, shout soccer, and communicate with soccer!” Analdo Bassini

Win, and Win! Limitless competition of Taeguek Soldiers!!
We, Fashion group of Hyeongji, will work with you to create another miracle

We will give (suehan: the jerseys) to All Red Devils of Korea in 2010.
Korean League Supporters, Official “Red Devil T-shirt Supports the National Team”

※ Caution
Fashion group, Hyeongji, is the official jersey distributor of “All the Reds” for Red Devils.
No portion of our licensed products (clothes, accessories, etc..) may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form without permission. Violators will be punished by the law.

[Captures] WLS Anime Ep 17

source: 花物语博客 / byjfamily by SNOW

[Reposted and Trans] BYJ has been here too.

source: suehan's blog

Preserved Trotters with Soy Sauce & Wrapped Kimchi
It’s said that it’s a famous restaurant in Jinhae.
(suehan: The city, Jinhae, is located in Gyeongsangnamdo
which is in the southern part of Korea.)

Bae Yong Joon has been here too.. haha
The Kimchee wrap shown above is really delicious.

At Samdo Wang Preserved Trotters with Soy Sauce & Wrapped Kimchi

[JOB news] Animation “Winter Sonata” original pictures and it’s world exhibition

source: tomato / JOB news, Digital Adventure

'Animation “Winter Sonata” original pictures and it’s world exhibition'
to be held from 25 to 30 March!

Animation “Winter Sonata” is now playing at DATV and we are getting much support from everyone. In order to show our appreciation, we have decided to co-host an exhibition ‘Animation “Winter Sonata” original pictures and it’s world’ with PARKBOF FUKUOKA.

This time, we will display more than 120 original pictures which will include the pictures which were drawn after the exhibit in Ikebukuro(last September).
Also, Bae Yong Joon’s life size figure which was displayed at Ikebukuro will be displayed.
Some of the costumes which Bae Yong Joon wore at Tokyo Dome event, several costumes from the drama and his favorite private items will be displayed.
We look forward to your visit to the exhibition.

[brief summary of ‘Animation “Winter Sonata” original pictures and it’s world exhibition’]

period: Thursday 25 March, 2010 – Tuesday 30 March 2010

time: 10:00 – 20:00 (entrance by 19:30)
(last day 30 March, closes at 17:00 entrance by 16:30 )

place: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Gallery B,C
7th Floor, Riverain Center Bld.,
3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan

fee: jpy 1,575 (tax incl.)

ticket purchase: playguide, PARK BOF FUKUOKA shop
(ticket sales start from 24 February 2010)

for details: 092-731-8777 (weekday 10:00 – 18:00)


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

[Photo] BYJ Mobile

source: byjfamily by SNOW

[VOD] 2AM's SeulOng as a kids actor in BYJ's CF

source: byjgallery by style

[Trans] Lee Hyojae donated the apron BYJ wore when he made kimchee.

Reposted from suehan's blog (


I read the article today from Ilgan Sports saying that the women’s magazine, Women JoongAng, donated the benefits from their charity bazaar to World Vision.

The charity bazaar was held on December 11 last year and Lee Hyojae donated “Yonsama apron" which BYJ wore when he made kimchee.

I beleve the apron is the one in his book, “Journey to discover the beauty of Korea”.

courtesy from byjstudio (picture)


[News Trans]The best Korean drama for Japanese is ‘Daejangkeum’.

source: translated by suehan on

YTN 2010-02-23 01:44

It has been revealed that the best Korean drama for Japanese is still ‘Daejangkeum’.

Asahi Newspaper conducted the survey yesterday (22nd) among their 2,800 internet members about the best drama from 150 Korean drama DVDs, and released the result. It showed that the best drama was ‘Daejanggeum’, the second was ‘Winter Sonata, and the third was ‘Beautiful days’.

Also, the fourth was ‘TWSSG’ that Bae Yong Joon, the main cast of ‘Winter Sonata’, performed enthusiastically, and ‘My name is Kim Samsoon’ which was broadcasted in Japan recently was the seventh place.

Monday, February 22, 2010