* Date : 2018-01-25
4 Angles Ep.205
▶ House of Sharing
During World War II, countless young Korean girls were forced into sexual slavery and abused brutally by Japanese soldiers. The House of Sharing is a nursing home for the surviving victims of the Japanese military's wartime sexual slavery, established a year after the late Kim Hak-soon gave the first public testimony of her experiences as a sex slave. Out of 31 surviving victims, 9 are living at this house. South Korea and Japan reached a controversial sexual slavery deal back in 2015, which was recently revealed to feature a secret agreement, deepening the emotional and physical wounds of the victims. Learn more about the true history at the House of Sharing.
Marymond is a popular brand in Korea dedicated to women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War II, euphemistically called "comfort women." Known for their signature floral patterns, the brand donates 50% of its business profits to support the victims, who are now human rights activists, to restore their dignity, and draw more social attention to the sexual slavery issue. Learn more about Marymond and the painful part of Korea's history that the brand spreads awareness of.
▶ Movie "1987: When the Day Comes"
The movie "1987: When the Day Comes" is based on real-life events surrounding the June Democracy Movement in 1987 and the death of student activists Park Jong-chul and Lee Han-yeol that brought about the end of the military regime. Shedding new light on South Korea's modern history, this production is becoming a major box office hit, drawing 6 million viewers to the theater in just 5 weeks after its release. Learn more about the film and the history of Korea's democracy.
▶Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival
With PyeongChang 2018 coming around the corner, various unique attractions in Gangwon-do are also garnering much attention, including the Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival. Taebaeksan Mountain is one of the 12 best mountains in Korea with the zenith of winter scenery. Surrounded by the mountain's breathtaking snowy scenery, the festival offers a variety of winter activities with gigantic ice sculptures, ice fountains, ice slides, and more. Take a glimpse of Korea's beautiful winter.