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Nuwa is located in Nuha-dong, Seochon, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul. It is the oldest village along with Bukchon and was the residence of the royal family, scholars, and the middle class since the Joseon Dynasty. After the Japanese colonial period, it was a village of writers and artists from various fields. It is a town where painters such as Chusa Kim Jung-hee, Jeong Sun, Lee Joong-seop, Lee Sang-bum, Park No-soo, and other poets and novelists such as Seo Jung-joo, Kim Dong-ri, and Yoon Dong-ju lived. We pondered the modern sense of spirit of entertainment and art that can be enjoyed in a small stay in Seochon where long history and diverse culture coexist. Wayu literally means “laying down and sightseeing” in Korean, a way of enjoying the spirit of entertainment and art. Figuratively, it means enjoying paintings or books describing the landscape or historical sites, or appreciating small gardens at home when the time to go out into nature is not possible. Professor Yu Hong-jun talks of wayu in the heading of the chapter of Namhangang River in his book Smiles of the Baby Buddha, “I hope this book is your wayu letting you relish the landscape of Namhangang River even when you don’t see the site in person.” View more View full description
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