Chusa Jeong-hui Kim is known for his calligraphy and epigraphy in the later Joseon period. He was exiled in Jeju from 1840 to 1848. During this time he developed ‘Chusa style’ calligraphic style.
Chusagwan was built to commemorate Chusa Jeong-hui Kim, and it was designed by Iroje ( www.iroje.com ). The building comes from Chusa’s drawing of a simple house with a round window in “Saehando,” which is a 188th National Treasure. To enter the building, you go down the stairs, look through the exhibited works and then come up to second floor which leads you to the place Chusa stayed while he was in Jeju back in 1800’s. The lights coming in from the round window felt as if seeing light at the end of a long tunnel when I was looking at it from Chusa’s statue.
1 floor above ground, 1 floor below ground
Site area : 4,852sqm | Building area : 446.3 sqm | Memorial area : 188sqm
Address : 44 Chusa-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (제주도 서귀포시 대정읍 추사로 44, 추사 유물 전시관)
Phone : +82 064-760-3406
Hours : 9AM-6PM, open everyday
Entrance fee : 500KRW per adults