Exhibits Exhibit descriptions < Handmade Taegukgi(The Flag of Korea)
Exhibit descriptions
The Nature of Japan’s Colonial Aggression as Reflected in Bank Notes
A Grandmother’s Handmade Mumyeongbe (Cotton Yarn)
Yogan: A Living Necessity
Memories: Sokbaji (Inner Trousers for the Hanbok)
Kyōwakai Membership Card
Report Card with Korean Name Erased
Tokyo Bombing Victim Certificate
Handmade Taegukgi(The Flag of Korea)
Korean Registration Certificate Issued by Osaka Prefecture
Discrimination and Antiforeignism in a Crime Prevention Poster
Kenkoku Gakkō of 60 Years Ago
The Hanshin Education Struggle
Zainichi Koreans and the Pachinko Industry
Bataya Slum Areas in the 1960s
Mun-sun Kim’s Petition Written in Blood
List of Brown Atoll “Honorable Suicides” & Free Korean Press
Towel Used in a Prison for War Criminals
List of Members in the Association for Zainichi Korean Disabled Veterans of the Former Japanese Imperial Army
Choi Seung-hee and Sohn Kee-chung
Propaganda film You and Me
The Joy-Bearing Kkot-Kama (Traditional Korean Marriage Bridal Sedan Chair)
Korean Tigers Taken to Japan

Handmade Taegukgi (The Flag of Korea)

It was on the night of August 17, 1945 that Duk-sang Kang first saw the Taegukgi. It was when he evacuated to his family’s home in the countryside.

It was a small rural town but a surprising number of Koreans had assembled to celebrate liberation together. A Japanese “rising sun” flag was taken down. Half of its red circle was painted black, and in the four corners were inserted geon (☰), representing the heavens; gon (☷), representing the earth; gam (☵), representing water; and li (☲), representing fire. After completion, the Koreans shouted, “Long Live Korean Independence!”

Many such Taegukgi flags were made after liberation. This flag was hand-made by the late Hae-sung Kim soon after liberation.