Chusa in Jeju Island

There is in Jeju Island a modern reconstruction of the house where Chusa lived and taught during his years (1840 - 1848) of exile, where Cho-Ui visited him five times, bringing gifts of tea. Now tea is grown in many parts of Jeju Island. The traditional pottery of the isalnd is very simple, the hill-kiln is some 100 years old.

The house was rebuilt some decades back in the Jeju Island style, as a memorial to the contribution Chusa made during his exile by teaching the local men and boys.


Now Jeju Island is home to numerous industrial tea plantations


In front of the Chusa house young tea trees have been planted.

The narcissus blossoms of Jeju are famed for their intense fragrance.


There are a variety of citrus fruits that flourish in Jeju Island; these bitter oranges beside Chusa's house are the largest.



A large collection of traditional crocks for soy sauce and other foodstuffs surrounds an old 'onggi' (earthenware) kiln near Chusa's house.

Some are recent, some old . . .



The traditional kiln, built up the slope of a hillside.