In the basement of the KCDF building, this small exhibition with some English explanations will clue you into the various types of...
With a green courtyard, this atmospheric tea shop also offers alcoholic drinks such as wild-strawberry wine and quince wine. The...
In the basement of Ssamziegil is this smart and stylish restaurant, specialising in Jeonju (capital of Jeollabuk Province) bibimbap, ...
20 Insa-dong 11-gil, Jongno-gu · interesting places nearby
Mokin Museum information
Mokin are carved and painted wooden figures and decorative motifs that were used to decorate sangyeo (funeral carriages). Carved by village craftsmen, they are a unique folk art drenched in Buddhist and shamanist beliefs, and this small private museum includes some prime examples of the craft. You'll also find carvings from other parts of Asia here and a roof garden.
Among mokin, flowers represent wealth and yearning for a perfect world, while birds represent messengers from this world to the next, fish symbolise life and learning (as they never close their eyes), and tigers and goblins scare evil spirits away.