built in the early 1900s to hold korean nationalists during the japanese occupation of korea. after wwii, the south korean government used the prison until it was shut down in the 1980s. reopened as a museum in the 90s.high school romance at the prison.
a boy reads a pokemon book, a character created by japanese video game designer satoshi tajiri, in front of a wall of koreans held at the camp during the occupation.
bamboo under the nails torture.
an elementary school kid on a field trip chokes a guard mannequin in one the torture chambers.
the former prison lies west of dongnimmun station on the seoul subway line 3.
korea, china, manchuria and the pacific under japanese occupation.
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