Order of Cultural Merit (South Korea)
|Order of Cultural Merit|
|Awarded by South Korea|
|Type||Order of merit|
|Awarded for||Outstanding meritorious services in the fields of culture and art in the interest of promoting the national culture and national development.|
|Next (higher)||Grand Order of Mugunghwa|
|Revised Romanization||Munhwa Hunjang|
The Order of Cultural Merit (Hangul: 문화훈장) is one of South Korea's orders of merit. It is awarded by the President of South Korea for "outstanding meritorious services in the fields of culture and art in the interest of promoting the national culture and national development."
The Order of Cultural Merit is conferred in five grades.
Geumgwan (Gold Crown), 1st Class
Eungwan (Silver Crown), 2nd Class
- Martina Deuchler, 1995
- Kun-Woo Paik, 2010
- Kim Ki-duk, 2012
- Lee Soon-jae, 2018
- Kim Min-ki, 2018
Bogwan (Precious Crown), 3rd Class
Okgwan (Jeweled Crown), 4th Class
- Choi Min-sik, 2004 — Choi Min-sik returned the decoration badge in 2006, protesting large cuts in support programs for the arts programs of the Korean government.
- Kim Dong-joo, 2004
- Young-Key Kim-Renaud, 2006.
- Park Jae-sang (Psy), South Korean musician, 2012
Hwagwan (Flower Crown), 5th Class
- Ji-young Kim, 1998
- Bae Yong-joon, 2008
- Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese religious leader, the Honorary President of Soka Gakkai, and President of Soka Gakkai International, 2009
- Jason Amper, 2012
- BTS, 2018[A]
- In addition to the group, each member received the award individually.
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