Ji Chang-oh sits at his potter’s wheel, a great lump of clay before him. The wheel begins to spin, Ji’s hands begin their magic and the formless lump of clay begins its miraculous transformation. Barely 60 seconds later, the clay is a bulbous vase. The ever-smiling Ji brags, “Koreans show great concentration. Korean potters produce works in just two minutes.
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Yeouido is a no-nonsense place. This area of ostensibly sensible skyscrapers is where investment bankers come to investment bank, broadcasters come to broadcast and politicians come to politicize. In winter, the biting winds that race along the Hangang River can make the wide boulevards of the almond-shaped island feel bleak. The northwestern tip of Yeouido, however, is fringed with cherry
A gateway to getaways, a new cultural hotspot, and a park commemorating one of Korea’s greatest athletes