Bae Yong-joon writes on beauty of his native country (Korea Herald)
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Bae Yong-joon writes on beauty of his native country
Yonhap News said the incident motivated the 36-year-old actor to better understand South Korea's culture and share his findings with his fans, so he went on a year-long journey to write a book.
The book, titled "Travel in Search of Korea's Beauty," is a collection of photos and essays he wrote during his one-year sojourn, spanning indigenous traditions in cuisine, handicrafts, temples and dress-making.
"This book is not a professional book about Korean culture. It is about a beginner's journey in learning Korean culture," Bae said in news conference Tuesday, a day ahead of his book's release in Korea.
A top celebrity throughout Asia who rose to stardom through his role in "Winter Sonata," the first-time author said writing was a challenge.
"The most difficult thing about writing was meeting the deadline, as you know," he said to the hundreds of journalists at the press conference.