In Kwangjang market last weekend, ‘Chuksa – the expulsion of wickedness – competition’ was held for the day of the first full moon of the year. ‘Chuksa’ is a play to defeat the evil thing in the New Year, and the merchants went on to play Pungmulnori and Yut game. At the end of the event, fire training was conducted to prevent fire.
The story of Kwangjang market was published in Samteo..
The writer Kim Jong-kwang spent over two years covering the collection of materials about Kwangjang market history of 107 years, tells the story of real merchants from the opening of the market to the present is the history of the Korean market and the life including joys and sorrows of the market merchant.
The story of Kwangjang market/Samteo/Kim Jong-kwang
‘Old Saxophone man’ Baek Yeonhwa (88) of Kwangjang market
With the nickname “Guradosha”, has been accompanied by friends of old seniors aournd the park and market traders with the saxophone. From Bindaettuk street of Jongno 1-ga to Nakwonsangga, Topgol park and Dongdaemun Kwangkang market, he goes anywhere regardless of time and place to play the song like “Galdae Sunjung”, Woolora Yeolpunga”, “Yongdusan Ellegy”, “Nunmuljuzen Dumangang” with saxophone..