Daeho Stationery Corporation [대호문구상사]

Lawless Lawyer (2018)

Bong Sang-pil (Lee Joon-gi) sets up his law firm ‘Lawless Law Firm’ on the 5th floor of this building (in taking over a loan shark office) in episode 1 of Lawless Lawyer/Lawless Attorney (무법 변호사) (tvN, 2018).

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Daeho Stationery Corporation [대호문구상사] is a commercial and residential building located at the Incheon Baedari Secondhand Bookstore Street/Baedari Bookstore Alley [인천배다리헌책방거리] in Incheon’s neighborhood Geumgok [Geumgok-dong/금곡동] —part of its administrative neighborhood Geumchang [Geumchang-dong/금창동]— in the Dong District [Dong-gu/동구]; just opposite from Bookstore BookNStory [한미 서점]. This part of the town, which appears as ‘Kisung’ in Lawless Lawyer, is actually called ‘Baedari [배다리]’ and was originally part of Incheon’s old city center.

The building houses, among others, stationery shop Daehosa [대호사] and household goods store Daeilsa [대일사]. It is also home to experimental space Day Store – Everything’s Okay/Yoilgage Dagwaenchana [요일가게-다 괜찮아], which was established by villagers and local artists to revitalize the Baedari Village community. Various events are held here each day, along with pop-up stores setting up shop here. “On some days, it turns into a place to practice classical guitar,” as online magazine Ab-Road (에이비로드) explains, “And on other days, into a cafe where you can drink hand drip coffee. It has become a theater or restaurant, and it can be a lecture room or bookstore where folk painting classes are held.”

Facebook: @daygage

Address
10 Geumgok-ro, Dong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 동구 금곡로 10
(금곡동 15-6)
Geolocation: 37.472417, 126.636862

Getting here
Dongincheon Station [동인천역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 3
(15 min. walk)
OR
Dowon Station [도원역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 2
(15 min. walk; approx. 6 mins by bus)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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