Yi I (December 26, 1536-1584) was one of the most prominent Korean
Confucian scholars of the Chosŏn Dynasty. Yi I is often referred to by
his pen name Yulgok ("Chestnut valley"). His mother was Sin Saimdang
(1504-1551), an accomplished artist and calligraphist. She figures on
the new Korean Won 50,000 note, her son on the Won 5000 note. The house
where he was born is preserved in Kangnŭng (Kwangwon Province) with the
name Ojukhŏn. The picture below shows the main hall and the small room beside
it where Yulgok was born after his mother had a propitious Dragon
Dream, and the attached slide show is of the surrounding gardens (Ojuk is the name for black-stemmed bamboo).
Also inKangnŭng . . .
This lotus-pond pavillion is at the entrance to a very large 19th-century house in Kangnŭng, called Sŏngyojang