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In the old buildings that were built during the Japanese colonial era, there are cases where the handwriting written by the governor of the time, such as Hirobumi Ito, still remains.
Whether it's right to get rid of it, or whether it's better to leave it as a lesson in history, we've pointed out.
This is reporter Lim Tae-woo.
is the headstone of the old headquarters of the Bank of Korea, designated as a historical and cultural property.
The word “jeongcho” means to lay the foundation stone.
The person who wrote this letter is Hirobumi Ito, the first influential Japanese made.
At the end of last year, an advisory group from the Cultural Heritage Administration compared Ito's calligraphy materials and handwriting from a Japanese municipal library, and confirmed the commonalities in the diagonal strokes.
[Kwak Nobong/Cultural Heritage Administration Advisory Committee Member: (Ito Hirobumi's) There is a unique feature.
When you look at the writing of Chusa (Kim Jeong-hee), you know everything, people.
Well, that's the context.]
The headstone photographs published in the newspaper of the Chosun Bank in 1918 confirmed Ito's optimism, which is now lost.
At that time, it was customary to engrave the handwriting of a Japanese person on the headstones of major government offices, but the handwriting of the third governor of Joseon, Makoto Saito, remains on the headstones of the current Seoul Museum of Art, which used to be the Gyeongseong Court Building, and Seoul Station, which was Gyeongseong History.
In front of Seoul Station, there is a statue of Dr. Woo-gyu Kang, who threw a bomb at Governor Saito, in the same space with the headstone inscribed with the letter of Governor Saito.
Recently, the Cultural Heritage Administration conducted a poll on what to do with the Bank of Korea's headstone, but preserving it, but putting up a signboard was a little superior to demolition.
[Yoo Hye-yeon/Worker: Since bad history is a part of our history, I think it would be appropriate to preserve it so that future generations can see and learn.] The
Cultural Heritage Administration further investigated how the handwriting, which appears to be former President Syngman Rhee, was added next to the Ito letter
It is a plan to finalize the policy of processing.
(Video coverage: Kang Dong-cheol and Kim Se-kyung, video editing: Park Jeong-sam)