This post is part of a series in which we examine Jeju Island in the 1950s and 1960s as seen through the lens of photographer Kim Hong-in (1925-2004). These images were compiled by Jeju City Hall for an exhibition titled “The Way Jeju Was: Pictures of the Past.” Jeju World Wide has received permission from City Hall to republish a selection of these photographs to give our readers a glimpse into the island’s history, but please note that they are not to be reused or published in any form. Thank you. — Ed.

 

Farmers on Jeju Island used to have seasonal controlled burns, to keep the fields clear for crops. This practise was restricted in the 1960s, and today you can find many forested areas. But in this image, a rather stark expanse of fields is divided by Ilju Road. Note the complete absence of automobiles. Date unknown. Photo provided by Jeju City Hall. Reproduction of this photo in any form is prohibited.

An expanse of fields is divided by Ilju Road. Note the complete absence of automobiles. Date unknown. Photo provided by Jeju City Hall. Reproduction of this photo in any form is prohibited.
차가 안보이는 일주도로 : 밭 사이로 뚫린 일주도로에 차는 한 대도 보이지 않고 사람들과 짐 실은 조랑말만 지나고 있다.

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