It is a fact that Buddhism, Confucianism and Chinese Art have certainly had a significant influence on art and culture of South Korea. Within Korea, more than 80,000 art and crafts objects have been collected within the country’s National Museum. There are other examples that relate to architecture of Korean and this can certainly be viewed from several Buddhist and historic places as well pagodas and temples (Choi). With respect to the country’s music and entertainment, the country’s national institute for music has trained its students in modern as well as conventional music of Korea. The folk painting is highly popular in Korea. Moreover, western art forms had a great influence on Korea as a whole. Not only the Seoul Symphony Orchestra is performed in Pusan and Seoul but it is also famous in other parts of Asia and even Europe. Apart from that, art, culture and cinema of the west are extremely popular among Koreans.Within Korea, the large majority of the citizens mostly prefer to wear western clothing. From a historical point of view, citizens of Korea used to wear colored clothes that had reflected their economic and social class. For instance, Kings, bureaucrats and other influential elite used to wear yellow clothes. On the other hand, common individuals used to wear white clothes. Historically, traditional costume of Korea was a two piece outfit that had been worn by men as well as women.
Women used to wear a relatively short top, known as Chogori, accompanied by lengthy sleeves. This was accompanied by a wrap skirt that was made from a large piece of fabric. The Korean men had an almost similar outfit as the females. The traditional costume for Korean men was almost similar to that of women. They used to wear a chogori top. This was accompanied by Paji (fitting loose pants). This dressing sense is still preferred in some areas of South and North Korea and even some parts of China, Japan and Taiwan (Grayson).With regards to the spreading of Confucianism within Korea in the 13th century, the most prominent religion within the country was Buddhism. However, this religious transformation had happened at the very end of the Gorgeo Dynasty and at the very beginning of the Joseon Dynasty. As a result of the prominence of Confucianism, Buddhism had transformed into a secondary religion and was suffering from a relatively slow persecution. Due to highly experience and knowledgeable Confucian scholars, the Joseon Dynasty had been able to spread the flow of Confucianism to a great extent. This knowledgeable class of scholars was known as “Sarim”. The Korean society had benefitted to a considerable extent as the Confucian religion had became highly prominent among the citizens.