Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Here is Daegu's hidden attraction, Daegu Textile Museum!

Hello, This is Visit Daegu.

The representative industry in Daegu is the textile industry.

Daegu's textile and fashion industry was the first single industry to achieve 10 billion dollars in exports, leading to Korea's economic growth.

There is a place to further develop and promote Daegu's textile industry: Daegu Textile Museum!

Daegu Textile Complex (DTC) Textile Museum is the only comprehensive textile museum in Korea.

It was built to look at the history of textiles and fashion in Korea and to find a way forward.

The exhibition space of the Textile Museum consists of a fashion museum, an industry museum, and a future museum. Especially, large, small and medium-sized enterprises, and related organizations participated in the exhibition, expressing their historicity and professionalism.

It's currently closed due to Corona 19, and we've prepared it so that you can meet the Daegu Textile Museum online!

In the "Imagination Space" in front of the Textile Museum, there is a needle and thread sculpture symbolizing textiles and fashion, and it is said to be the work of Lee Sang-tae. It is said to have expressed the wish of the citizens for the bright future and abundance of the textile industry. The dynamic shape of the thread stands out, right?

This is what the museum looks like! Smooth appearance and straightness create modern beauty.

The permanent exhibition at the Daegu Textile Museum consists of three exhibition halls and three exhibition rooms, exhibiting about 800 artifacts and products.

Anyone can watch the permanent exhibition for free!

Interior sculptures [Movements in Silence]
Park In-sook's iconic sculpture, [Move in Silence].

This work, which depicts a textile company and fashion designer as a cocoon, symbolizes the process of fashion completion by pulling thread from cocoons.

The various images shown from various angles represent a change in the textile fashion industry, which seeks development through creative ideas and inspiration!

Antique sewing machine artwall

Art Wall made of antique sewing machines is a space where 90 pieces of various sewing machines produced from the end of the 19th century to the 20th century can be displayed to check the development of sewing machines. In particular, you can see all the early manual sewing machines produced in the United States and Europe before and after the 20th century, as well as the hand-operated sewing machines in the process of electrifying! Each one has its own features and functions, so if you look carefully, you'll be looking at it without time passing by.

Seomun Market of Memories

In the 1960s, it recreates the pomori branch of Seomun Market, the largest traditional market in Daegu, which was the best fabric market in the country.
This model, which can guess the popularity of synthetic fibers at that time, illustrates the starting point of Daegu's textile industry development!

This machine, which seems to make white and white rice cakes, is a textile machine named Yeonjogi.

During the textile production process, we are responsible for the spinning process corresponding to upstream, and the softener is a machine that helps make threads in the square by making the thickness of the cocoon even. It was produced in 1917 in England and donated by Tokyo Agricultural University in Japan.

2F Fashion Hall, Children's Experience Room

The second-floor fashion museum introduces the modern, 100-year-old doubles culture history, starting with Gibson Girl dresses introduced in Korea in the 1900s and 10s.

In the 1980s, women's social activities increased to highlight their upper body power suits and their social backgrounds in detail! : )

This purple dress is a bustle dress made in the 1890s and is one of the styles that was based on the creation of modern fashion in the 1900s.

Especially, the delicate foundation stands out so that the upper and lower stripes can be connected!

3F industrial pavilion
The 3rd floor industrial hall shows the industrial features related to clothing. In the days when it was difficult to find fabrics due to the outbreak of the Korean War, you can see a blouse made of parachute fabric, a nylon stocking produced in the late 1960s by Nam Young-Bian, who produced modern stockings without sewing in 1962, and various textile machines at once.

In the textile information room, you can see samples of various fibers and various literature materials.

Fourth floor view of future

The Future Hall on the 4th floor is a corner where you can introduce textile products applied to various industries beyond the clothing industry through the convergence of high-tech technologies and experience their characteristics. Animation introduces the use of new fibers in fashion, architecture, health care, and transportation of the future and presents a vision!

There is also a semi-circular circle video theater that shows videos about future fibers.
You can see the future of the textile industry through a long screen that stretches from side to side.

It's not an exhibition facility, but there's a design studio and a textile research lab.

The textile research institute's office houses Ditech Research Institute, Korea Fashion Industry Research Institute, Korea Textile Development Institute, and Korea Textile Machinery Convergence Institute.

Every day, they are busy studying for the future and development of the textile industry!

You can see Daegu's textile industry with a variety of attractions?

When operations resume, it's a good place to visit with your family!

[A cotton mask making event for underprivileged neighbors]
Daegu Textile Museum held a meaningful activity from April 17 to 24, which is the [Cotton Mask Making Event for the Out-of-the-way Neighbors].
This project was designed with the suggestion of museum experience education instructors.

The museum consists of eight to ten students, including textile instructors and students who voluntarily wish to donate their talents, and it was temporarily held in the empty sewing education room while it was closed.

It produces 'Adult Filter Replacement' cotton masks, and includes two replacement filters, and it is said to have considered design and function by gathering various opinions from talent donation participants!

The masks will be delivered to underprivileged neighbors who are unable to supply and demand, so it was a very warm volunteer work.

Daegu Textile Museum was a great place to visit once the operation resumed! : )

Friday, April 24, 2020

Daegu drive course where you can feel the history

The government-led social straddling has led to a variety of drive-throughs, right?

There is now a drive-through store in the car that deals with not only inspection but also marine products and shopping!

One of the ways to take care of your neighbors and enjoy the wind and the outside view is to drive, right?

We have prepared Daegu drive course where you can visit various historical attractions in Daegu!

Shall we take a look together?

1. Otgol Village → 2. Ancient Tombs in Bulo-dong, Daegu →3. General Shin Sung-kyum's Historic Site  4. Geumho River Road

Today's drive course will first head to Dong-gu!

1. Otgol Village
Dunsan-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu
 the beautiful harmony between tradition and nature

Otgol Village is famous for its stone wall road in Daegu. It is the home village of Gyeongju Choi(family name) and the place where Baekbul Historic House, the head of Gyeongju Choi, is located.

Along with Hahoe Village in Andong and Yangdong Village in Gyeongju, it is considered one of the representative hanok villages.

The first person to settle here was Choe Dong-jip, a scholar of the reign of King Injo of the Joseon Dynasty, and there is the last house of Choe Heung-won. 
More than 20 old houses huddled together along the old stone walls. 
The old fence (registered cultural property No. 266) in the village of Otgol in Daegu has been designated by the Cultural Heritage Administration as one of the "10 most beautiful stone walls in the country." 
There is a pond where you can sit down on the bench, and take some chill.

2. Ancient Tombs in Bul-ro-dong, Daegu
a long healing space for Daegu citizens

Bulo-dong Ancient Tombs
335 Bul-ro-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu

The ancient tombs in Bulo-dong, Daegu, are located in a low-lying hill on the east side of the Geumho River, which flows around the north and west of Daegu.

More than 210 tombs were built around the 5th century during the Three Kingdoms Period.

Two excavations were conducted, and the largest coastal tomb No. 1 and No. 2 were excavated during the first excavation in 1938.

Shark bones were found in the pots of the tombs No. 91 and 93, which are believed to have been enjoyed by the tomb's owner.
So, people have a funny guess that they ate shark meat, the signature food of Gyeongsang-do, at this time!

The ancient tombs in Bulo-dong, Daegu, are located in a low hill, but you can see the Daegu Basin at a glance.

In May and June, when Geumgyeguk blooms, the top of the tombs is covered with yellow waves, creating a spectacular view.

The walkway between the tombs has long been loved as a healing place for Daegu citizens because it is a walking spot where both the elderly and children can walk comfortably.

3. General Shin Sung-kyum Historic Site
the founding contributor of Goryeo to save King Taejo's.

It is a place to honor General Shin Sung-kyum, who saved King Taejo and died heroically. In 927, Wang Geon was surrounded by the Gyeonhwon army in Dongsu, Gongsan (now in Donghwasa Temple) of Palgongsan Mountain, where Shin Sung-kyum changed his clothes and fled Wang Geon. Wang Geon collected Shin Sung-kyum's body and buried it in Gwanghaeju (now Chuncheon), and built a pure altar and a memorial temple where the general died. 
The site of General Shin Sung-kyum's historic site has a greater meaning as it is also the starting point of the 35-kilometer-long Palgongsan Wanggeon-gil.
General Shin Sung-kyum, the founding contributor of the early Goryeo Dynasty, was also designated as Daegu Metropolitan City Monument No. 1 after he was designated as a member of Pagunjae in Jimyo-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, where he died.

As it is a historical site, you may think that the tomb of General Shin Sung-kyum is located in Chuncheon, his hometown.

Wang Geon, who was so sorry for Shin Sung-kyum's warrior, laid the tomb of General Shin Sung-kyum at the site of a famous shrine in Korea.
It was the site of General Shin Sung-kyum, where you can feel deep loyalty and long history.

4. Geumho River Road
A place where the lives and sorrows

Kumho River is a tributary of the Nakdong River, which documents the southeastern part of Gyeongsangbuk-do and Daegu City, and is said to be 116 kilometers long.

Originating from the northern part of Jukjang-myeon, Pohang, Yeongcheon-si and Gyeongsan-si, they join the Nakdonggang River from Dalseo-gu, which is combined with numerous small tributaries including Sincheon. Therefore, the plains of Yeongcheon, Gyeongsan, and Daegu where this Geumho River passes are called Kumho Plain.

It passes the northern and western parts of the traditional Daegu metropolitan area, so it is a very frequent river that appears along with the Nakdonggang River in Palgongsan Mountain in the school district of Daegu!

Dongchon Amusement Park, a riverside amusement park, is also located along the Geumho River, and a load of new scenery is also located inside the Geumho River.

There are as many bridges as there are rivers surrounding the city of Daegu. In particular, all the routes of Daegu's urban railway will take the Geumho River.

The railroad running over the river gives us a different view.

If you leave the drive side by side with the Geumho River, which flows without a break, you will feel refreshed and enjoy the end of the drive:

Did you enjoy the second Daegu drive course we prepared?

Why don't you take a look at all the hidden history and interesting stories?It's a cool way to drive.

I recommend you drive coolly with your loved one and blow away all your worries!