この場所とは知らなかったので、感慨深く、また、彼女の自伝が思い出された。나는 창덕궁에 가서, 아름다운 궁울 봈습니다.
특히, 낙선재는 인상 남았서요.
이낙선재로 이반자씨가 돌아가신 것을 알았습니다.
일본인 이반자씨가 마지막에 보낸 장소를 볼수 있었습니다. Changdeokgun
Palace, world cultural heritage, was opened to public not so long ago. There are still a lot of Korea
n tourists visit there.
It locates 5 minutes north east from Insadong or Anguk station and it is in heart of city. The palace is opened for guided tours only. I joined Korea
n guided tour.
Guide explained that the palace was built in 1405 as a secondary palace to the east of Gyongbokgung Palace.
Inside of Changdeokgun
Palace was huge and it was peaceful without city noise.
The very end of tour was Nakseonjae. Korea
n guide explained that Princess Lee
Bangja had lived in Nakseonjae and she, last Princess, passed away in 1989 at Nakseonjae, the building last used in Changdeokgun
. Princess Lee
Bangja was Japanese, Princess Masako of Nashimoto. I read her autobiography; Princess Masako of Nashimoto woke up one morning to read in the newspapers that she was to marry the Prince Lee
Eun of Korea
. It was Japanese government decision and there was no choice for her. I got impression that her life was driven by government and it was fate of her; however, she had strong Japanese spirit accepted the marriage as her duty.
The story of her first son might be killed by Japan was so much heartbreaking but she could stand with the sorrow. Since she became a commoner, she had devoted her time for promoting vocational education among the physical handicapped children of her adopted county, Korea
I understood how much Princess Lee
Bangja was respected by Korea
ns and her funeral as last Princess of Korea showed people’s respect to her.
Seeing Nakseonjae building was simple and it did not look a part of Palace; however, this Palace was the place where Princess Masako of Nashimoto completed her duty as Japanese Princess in the era.
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