75th Anniversary of the DPRK Worker’s Party Founding Day – High Resolution Photos 75주년 조선로동당 창건일 – 고해상도 사진

I have received a collection of high resolution images from the 75th Workers’ Party Founding Day parade. These official state released photos were sent direct from Pyongyang and will be made available for viewing here.
북조선으로부터 75주년 로동당창건일 행사의 고해상도 사진을 받았습니다. 이 사진들은 북조선에서 공식적으로 배포한 사진으로서 직접 저에게 전달된 것으로, 이 곳에서 볼 수 있습니다.

75th Anniversary of the DPRK Worker’s Party Founding Day 75주년 조선로동당 창건일 

Without doubt, the most lavish parade that’s held in Pyongyang would often be during the Founding Day of the Korean Worker’s Party every 10th of October. These extra grand parades are held every 5 years interval, so this year (2020) being the 75th year would mean this parade will hold great significance. The next big one will be in 2025 for their 80th year anniversary.
평양에서 거행되는 가장 호화로운 행진은, 의심의 여지없이 10월 10일에 개최되는 조선로동당 창건일 행진일 것이다. 이 웅장하고 거대한 행진은 매 5년마다 열리는데, 올해로서2020년) 75주년을 맞는 매우 큰 의미를 갖는 행사이다. 다음 행사는 2025년에 열리는 80주년 행사이다.

North Korean Pins From China 중국에서 만든 북조선 핀뱃지

Nothing draws the ire of the North Koreans more than seeing foreigners strut around with fake versions of their beloved leaders’ pins, especially when the pins are used in a disrespectful way. The pin on the left is an original leader’s pin, while the one on the right is a fake pin sold in Tumen City (图们市 도문시) souvenir shops in 2015.

경애하는 지도자가 그려진 모조품 핀뱃지를 외국인들이 갖고 다니는 것처럼 북조선 인민들의 분노를 불러일으키는 것은 없다. 특히 그 핀뱃지가 불경스럽게 다뤄질 때는 말할 것도 없다.왼쪽 핀뱃지는 오리지널인 반면, 오른쪽의 핀뱃지는 2015년도에 중국 도문시의 기념품가게에서 팔던 모조품이다.

DPRK’s National Emblem Explained by North Korea 북조선으로부터 듣는 조선민주주의 인민공화국 국장(國章)의 해설

The national emblem of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea bears the design of a grand hydroelectric power station under Mt Paektu and the beaming light of a five-pointed red star, with ears of rice forming an oval frame, bound with a red ribbon bearing the inscription The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The emblem, instituted with the founding of the DPRK in September Juche 37 (1948), gives a graphic image of the country. The national emblem of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea bears the design of a grand hydroelectric power station under Mt Paektu and the beaming light of a five-pointed red star, with ears of rice forming an oval frame, bound with a red ribbon bearing the inscription The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The emblem, instituted with the founding of the DPRK in September Juche 37 (1948), gives a graphic image of the country.

Mansudae Grand Monument 만수대대기념비

Nothing in North Korea is more iconic than the images of their leaders. The smiling faces of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il can be found in homes, schools, offices, factories and public spaces. They are a constant reminder for the local population that they owe everything to their beloved leaders.

Science and Technology Complex 과학기술전당

The Pyongyang Science and Technology Center, with its iconic atom-shaped building stands as the symbol of North Korea’s pursuit of scientific advancement. 평양 과학기술전당은 과학기술의 진보를 향한 북한의 염원을 상징하는 건축물로써, 원자구조의 외양을 자랑합니다.

Before Christ, Anno Domini

I came across this little educational poster in a North Korean school. It seems they used BC and AD to mark historical timelines instead of using BCE and CE.

Anti-US Posters

Anti-US war posters have long been the staple of North Korean culture and was ubiquitous across the country until 2018 when they were completely removed

Google Ads on DPRK 360

To date, 4 of my readers sent me messages regarding advertisements on my website. They felt that advertisements are a product of capitalism, are an eyesore, and that I should remove all advertising. While it is only a very small number that somehow felt irritated by Google Ads, I felt I should at least explain […]

Vehicle License Plates of North Korea

Through my travels around North Korea, I’ve observed several different types of vehicle license plates. The Korean prefix before the numbers all represent the province which the vehicle comes from. Naturally, the prefix you’ll see the most often is “평양” because it stands for Pyongyang and that’s the area with the largest automobile numbers. The license plates are differentiated by color with each color representing a different category.
제가 북한을 두루 여행하는 동안 관찰한 여러종류의 차량번호판에 대해 이야기해보겠습니다. 숫자 앞에 있는 조선어는 그 차량이 등록된 지역을 말합니다. 번호판에 ‘평양’이라는 글자를 가장 많이 볼수 있는데요, 그 이유는 평양이 가장 많은 차량이 등록된 곳이기 때문에 그렇습니다. 차량 번호판은 색상으로도 구분할수 있고, 각각의 색상으로 차량의 범주를 알수 있습니다.