The Korean word dongja refers to a young person living in a temple who is studying to become a Buddhist monk. The Bonte Museum in Seogwipo will display its collection of around 40 wooden statues of dongja which were created during the Joseon Dynasty. The museum organized this first special exhibition with Yoo Hong Jun, the former head of the Cultural Heritage Administration. Most of the statues displayed are open to the public for the first time. Yoo will also offer a lecture on the beauty of wooden sculpture of dongja from the Joseon Dynasty. It starts at 2 p.m., on April 27.
Opened in 2012, the Bonte Museum displays Korean traditional crafts and is famous for being built by Ando Tadao, the internationally renowned Japanese architect.
Period: April 27 to June 30
Location: Bonte Museum, 69 Sanroknam-ro 762 gil, Sangcheon-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo City
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., throughout the year
Entrance fee: Adults 10,000 won, students and children: 5,000 won,
Jeju islanders — Adults: 8,000 won, students and children: 3,000 won
For groups of 20 people or over — Adults: 8,000 won, students and children: 4,000 won
Children under the age of four are admitted free