Andong Hahoe Village
Turning back on mountain and facing water, Hahoe Village bequeaths Korean tradition to the next generation. Hahoe Village is a living heritage not only for its traditional legacy but also for its natural harmony.
Resembling the Nakdong River around the Hahoe Village, Three-hundred-year-old pine tree welcomes the visitors of Bukchondaek.
Ryu Sachungong, the constructor of Bukchondaek, wished for prosperity of the household by transplanting this pine tree from the Hua mountain.
Built in 1797, Bukchondaek is the biggest house in Hahoe Village. Bukchondaek encapsulates the spirit of noblesse oblige and wisdom of Korean aristocrats.
Big Sarangche, Bukchon Yuguh
Of the many buildings of Bukchondaek, Bukchondaek Yuguh best depicts the harmony between architecture and nature.
The sliding doors can be lifted to make the building into one unified space.
The signboard of Bukchon Yuguh saying Bukchon gracefully lives is written by Chosun dyansty’s calligrapher Haesa Sung Geun Kim.
Of the many buildings of Bukchondaek, Bukchondaek Yuguh best depicts the harmony between the architecture and nature. The sliding doors can be lifted to make the building into one unified space.
The signboard of Bukchon Yuguh which means Bukchon will gracefully lives is written by Chosun dyansty’s calligrapher Haesa Sung Geun Kim.
북촌유거 현판은 조선 말엽 철종 때의 명필인 해사 김성근의 글씨로 북촌이 기품있게 기거하고 있다는 뜻이다.
Bukchon Yuguh Numaru
Numaru offers a perfect view of the surrounding geography- Hua mountain to the East, Buyongdae and Nakdong river to the North, Nam mountain and Byung mountain to the South.
Many traditionally beautiful buildings including Bukchon Yuguh are located north to Hwakyungdang.
Medium Sarangche, 'Hwakyungdang'
Hwakyungdang was occupied by the male breadwinner of the family. The signboard of Hwakyungdang written by Ho Ha promotes family harmony and filial piety.
Small Sarangche, 'Soosinwa'
The grandson lived in Soosinwa, the smallest Sarang. The small door on the right allows the young grandson to exit the building without going through the middle door.
The signboard of Soosinwa written by the same calligrapher who wrote the signboard of Bukchon Yuguh means to mind the poor neighbors and live modestly.
Anche is the hub for daily activities, receiving guests, and keeping everyday commodity and goods.
While Anche is connected with Sarangche, Anche exhibits far superior structure. In fact, Anche is the biggest building that has a square shape with a garden in the middle. Such magnificence can also be inferred through high ceiling and strong crossbeam.
Furthermore, the well-preserved Korean traditional palanquins display the true worth of Bukchondaek.
To the left of the Anche was the kitchen and bedroom and to the right was the Gunnubang, room of the son and daughter-in-law. The room in front of Gunnubang was occupied by the old parents.
The Unique田 shaped bedroom the first two rooms were used for everyday use and guest reception, while the other two stored clothes and household goods.
Bukchodaek Hoowon is located under the hill of Taeng Hwa mountain named after the Taengja tree.
The hill serve as a shield against the strong northwest wind during the winter, while creating cool breeze during the summer time.
Diverse cultural heritage
The spirit of government service and education still remains in the Hwakyungdang Bukchon, evidenced by the artifacts including Eight State map, Sangbyuck song, anthology, and independence movement records.
When a great flood swiped the village, Dosung Ryu threw valuable construction material Choonyang tree, to save villagers. Ryu’s consideration and unselfishness still remain as Hahoe village’s history.
Bukchondaek bears a cherished belief for centry- ‘noblesse oblige.’
Instead of building servant’s quarter in the house, the owners of Bukchondaek built homes in the village to enjoy freedom after working hours.
Furthermore, Hwakyungdang only received 40 to 50% of the income for rental fee while most other gentries received around 60 to 70%. Due to such generous character of Sukho Dosung Ryu, Hwakyungdang stayed safe from the Donghak peasant movement.
Former Korean president Roh visited Bukchondaek to watch Hahoe Mask Dnace Drama. Furthermore, many celebrities such as Yongjoon Bae stayed at Bukchondaek to experience Hanok, Korean traditional architecture.
Hwagyung bukchon was able to endure three hundred years because of the ancestor’s wisdom and architectural techniques.
큐레이터 — 권태준
코디네이터 — 박수민, 구하영
주관 — (주)코자자
협찬 — (사)한옥체험업협회
제공 — 유세호 주손 , 북촌댁