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Lee Hyo-seok’s Birthplace

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#33-11, Leehyoseok-gil (Changdong-ri), Bongpyeong-myeon
Gangwon Province (Lee Hyo-seok’s Birthplace)

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Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is the setting of 'Memilkkotpilmuryeop,' the best short story ever written in Korea, and a place where Gasan Lee Hyo-seok was born and raised. It was designated as Culture Village No. 1 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1990, and ‘Memilkkotpilmuryeop Hyoseok Culture Festival’ is held at Hyoseok Culture Village which serves as a background at the end of August or early September every year. Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village includes the site of Lee Hyo-seok’s birthplace, a watermill, Chungju House, Gasan Park, Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall and Buckwheat Folk Museum.

The site of Lee Hyo-seok’s birthplace is an ordinary house that can be easily found in Gangwon Province, and it was originally a thatched-roof house. It is presently a ㄱ-shaped galvanized steel sheet house with a yard where two large thorny trees grow. Lee Hyo-seok was born at 273, Changdong-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, PyeongChang-gun, Gangwon Province (presently, 681, Naman-dong, Chang-dong 4-ri) on February 23, 1907 as the eldest son of Lee Si-hu, father, and Gang Hong-gyeong, mother. He has three elder sisters (Jeong-won, Jeong-sun and Gye-suk) and an adopted younger sister (Hak-sun). Lee Hyo-seok's wife, Lee Gyeong-won was a modern woman who had aspired to become a painter. His second eldest son Young-ju died in 1940 and her eldest daughter Na-mi died in 2015. He currently leaves only one son and one daughter.


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