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Chusa Museum

Gwacheon museum trip with a light heart

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In Gwacheon, which is connected to Yangjae-dong in Seoul, there are many museums with experiences. Master Chusa is a Chusa museum where you can meet Kim Jeong-hee's life and calligraphy works. It is excellent as an experiential learning center because you can listen to the explanations of the cultural commentators and experience calligraphy. There is also the National Gwacheon Science Museum where you can learn the principles of science and experience with your body.

The name Chusa Kim Jeong-hee (1786 ~ 1856) is widely known so that no one knows it, but his life is overshadowed by a large family called “chussa”. In addition to the basic typeface of calligraphy, such as calligraphy, Jeonseo, Chaseo, Haeseo, and Haeseo, especially Chusa is Kim Jung-hee's font. It is a typeface that feels like a picture because the strokes of different thickness and the letters that seem to be distorted are unprecedented.
Chusa became a name for the Qing Dynasty in exchange for Geumseokhak and left numerous calligraphy works while interacting with literary and monks of his day. That's why you can find a lot of letters of Chusa at national sites and historical sites.

Gwajichodang restored next to Chusa Museum
The tour of the museum goes from the 1st floor where the ticket booth is located, and starts from the 2nd floor, “The Life Room of Chusa”. Chusa's portrait with impressive long eyes greets visitors first. It is a face with wrinkles around the eyes and a smile, but a strong personality and dignity.
Visitors listening to explanations from cultural commentators
Chusa's great-grandmother is Hwasun Ongju, the daughter of Yeongjo. Chusa went to a stepfather of an eldest-old father without an offspring at the age of eight. It is written in the first grade of elementary school. The letter that the father and younger brothers say hello to the letter that was written again and again.
Letter to father when Chusa was 8 years old
As a disciple of Pakje, the master of the North Korean school, the process of opening his eyes to Geumseokhak, accompanied by his father's serenity, is also introduced in detail.
Visitors hearing explanation of King Jinsung defend
While staying in Yanqing, he was influenced by the ties of priests such as Ongbanggang and Wanwon, which were regarded as masters of Geumseokhak. Afterwards, Chusa was devoted to Geumseokhak, revealing that the monument of Bukhansan, which was known to be founded by Ambassador Muhak, is a royal palace of Jinheung in the Silla period.
The part that marked the promotion of King Sunsoo

Afterwards, he went on to official office and served as the ambassador of Sungkyunkwan Gwan. In 1840, he was implicated in the prison of Yoon Sang-do and went to exile. It is known that the Chusa was completed during the 8-year exile in Jeju.

Seogwipo Distribution Media Model
Next to the model of the exile in Seogwipo, there is a long line of <Sehando>, which is also included in textbooks. The story that <Sehando> was drawn on is also special. <Sehan Do> is a gift to Lee, an ideal student who was a student during the exile in Jeju. The ideal is an interpreter who came and went to the Qing Dynasty, and was unable to escape from the exile. Chusa wrote the phrase “Sehan Yeon-fuji Song Baekji-jojo (나오는 然後 知 松柏 之後 凋)” in “The Korean Language”, putting an eye on the ideal mind that sends a difficult-to-get book to himself. It means that it is only in winter that pine trees and pine trees do not wither. It is a pictorial representation that thanks to a difficult situation, I came to appreciate it.
Ideally sent by the Qing Dynasty
In <Sehando>, there is a house without any decoration and two pine trees stand beside it. It is an explanation that among them, the unprecedented standing pine tree is ideal, and the old pine tree that seems to rely on the tree expresses Chusa himself.
<Sehando>, as we know it, is a picture, but in fact, long prestigious lines continue to the side of <Sehando>, which are several meters in length. The ideal, which received <Sehando> as a gift, was shown to people of the Qing Dynasty, and those who saw the painting wrote the impression.
<Sehan Do> and the prestigious Chinese

Another exhibit that catches the eye in the exhibition room is the lump from Bongeunsa Temple. It is a shorthand written 'Panjeon (板 展)', which is a reproduction of Jang Kyung-gak of Bongeunsa Temple in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Invisible in Chusa's writing, it seems to be written by a beginner who has just started learning calligraphy. What is the reason why you can't see any trick or fashion and feel pure? The seven letters on the left side wash away the curiosity. “The Seventy-Old Water Squad (七十 一 壽 病 中 作)”. Chusa, meaning “write in the age of seventy years old,” wrote two letters of “convenience,” and died four days later. He was willing to sit up and hold a brush with his body facing death.
At the end of the exhibition room, there is a space where you can watch the video of Chusa's life and work, and sit back and take a moment to re-examine Chusa's life.

Bongeunsa Temple Edition Reprint
When you leave the exhibition room, you can listen to the description of the cultural commentator, as it is also interesting to see the <Bulyesunrando> engraved on the wall of the museum.
<Fireland Road> carved on the wall of the museum
In the experience room on the first floor of the basement, you can watch computer monitors, write along the words of Chusa, play Nanchi, and experience <Taehan Do> and <Bul Yi Sunran>. There is also a space exhibiting artifacts donated by Chikashi Fujitsuka, a Chusa researcher.
Takbon Experience
The Gwajichodang, which was restored outside the museum, was a villa that stayed for four years before Chusa passed away. Many of Chusa's works are said to have been used here.
<Sehan-do> and <Bul-gi-ran-ran-do>
The Chusa Museum offers a variety of experience programs under the theme of “Respond to Chusa Kim Jung-hee” for winter break, so it is recommended to visit and visit the website in advance.
Fujitsuka donation room
The National Gwacheon Science Museum is close to the Chusa Museum. This is a science experience space where you can feel and learn with your body and enjoy it not only for children but also for adults.
National Gwacheon Science Museum
There are space worlds, astronomical projection halls, and insect ecology halls, and special experiences are held in the main hall of the science museum.
Gyroscope experience to experience zero gravity
You need to get an experience ticket using the on-site ticketing system at 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, which is popular enough to hurry on weekends and holidays.
Typhoon experience wearing raincoat
The Korean Camera Museum was located at the base of the National Gwacheon Science Museum.
Korea Camera Museum
It is the largest camera-specialized museum in Korea that houses about 15,000 camera devices, including 3,000 cameras, 6,000 lenses, and various accessories that came out of the world from 1839 to 2000 when the camera first appeared.
Exhibition Hall inside the Korea Camera Museum
From a rare camera with a trigger when the trigger is pulled to a camera from 1909 made of teak wood, and the evolution of a Leica camera that became the prototype of the camera, this is a must-see for photographers.
A camera made on a forearm
There is also a gallery where you can see the works of photographer Kim Jong-se, the owner and director of all cameras displayed in the museum.
Gallery where you can see photos
Travel information

Chusa Museum
Address: 78 Chusa-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Contact: 02-2150-3650, www.chusamuseum.go.kr

National Gwacheon Science Museum
Address: 110 Sanghabeol-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Contact: 02-3677-1500, www.sciencecenter.go.kr

Korea Camera Museum
Address: 8 Grand Park Gwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Contact: 02-502-4123, www.kcpm.or.kr


* Self-driving

Gyeongbu Expressway Yangjae IC → toward Gwacheon → Costco Intersection → turn left toward Juam-dong → Chusa-ro → Chusa Museum

* public transport

Take Subway Line 4, Sunbawi Station Exit 1, and take the general bus 11-7 or municipal bus 1 or 2 to Chusa Museum (Dongsan Church) stop
Take Exit 9 of Yangjae Station on Subway Line 3 and take the regular bus 11-7 to Chusa Museum (Dongsan Church)

2. Restaurants around

Seorabeol: Song Shabu Shabu / 2 Byeolyang Sangga-ro, Gwacheon-si / 02-502-8384

Kim Dae-gam: Barbecue, Suyuk / 30 Saetmal-ro, Gwacheon-si / 02-507-5850

Racecourse Duck House: Grilled Sulfur Duck / 20-4 Gungmal-ro, Gwacheon-si / 02-502-7500


Grace Hotel: 2, Byeolyangsangga-ro, Gwacheon-si / 02-504-6700


※ The above information was created in December 2013, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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