Shin Heung Art Market [해방촌 신흥시장]

More Than Friends (2020); When the Camellia Blooms (2019)

Kyung Woo-yeon (Shin Ye-eun) and Lee Soo (Ong Seong-wu of Wanna One) walk through this market and pass by Nogari Factory [노가리공장], among others shops, during their exploration of Huam-dong — the third neighborhood treated in their book Seoul’s Stories— in episode 5 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020).

Com com play [콤콤오락실]

Hwang Yong-sik (Kang Ha-neul) suggests to Kang Pil-gu (Kim Kang-hoon) to play at this arcade in episodes 3-4 (full episode 2) of When the Camellia Blooms (동백꽃 필 무렵) (KBS2, 2019) until his mother, Oh Dong-baek (Gong Hyo-jin) comes to pick her son up.

Fashion Shoot filmed here
epigram’s 2019 Fall/Winter fashion shoot with Park So-dam (2019 F/W 에피그램, 박소담의 구스 코트 @해방촌 신흥시장) w/ Park So-dam

Nogari Factory [노가리공장]

Music Video filmed here
— Yesung (예성) X Suran (수란) (2020) “Still Standing (봄은 너니까)” Live Video

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Shin Heung Art Market [해방촌 신흥시장] is an “art street” located in Haebangchon [HBC/해방촌/解放村] –from haebang (‘freedom/liberation) and chon (village)–, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Seoul spanning over most parts of the administrative neighborhood of Yongsan-dong 2(i)ga [용산동2가] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구].

This market was first established in 1953 under the name ‘Hae Bang Chon Market’ by people who had fled from the North after the Korean War offering “North Korean style food, such as Pyongyang noodles, and other everyday goods”. Later in the 1970s, it was part of the center of Korea’s knitwear industry that was located in Haebangchon. In December 2015, this market became one of the “urban revitalization areas of Seoul” and the Seoul government started transforming it into an art street from 2017 onwards “for textile workers and young business owners”. Today, it is home to art studios and galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and jewelry shops. One of them being Com Com Play — Shin Heung Art Market Branch [콤콤오락실 신흥시장], opened in May 2018, which is one of the seven branches of Retro Game Arcade Com Com Play that offers various kinds of retro games, such as Tetris and Squarepants.

The market is a few steps away to/from Bus Stop Bosung Girls’ Middle & High School Entrance [보성여중고입구 정류장] and the staircase that leads to Sowol-ro 20-gil [소월로20길 계단].

Address of Market
95-9 Sinheung-ro, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 신흥로 95-9
Geolocation Entry: 37.545443, 126.984941

Address of Com Com Play — Shin Heung Art Market Branch [콤콤오락실 신흥시장] 🕹
1-480 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 신흥로 95-9
(용산동2가 1-480)
Instagram: @comcomplay

Address of Nogari Factory [노가리공장]
99-13 Sinheung-ro, Yongsan 2(i)ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 신흥로 99-13
(용산동2가 1-89)
Geolocation: 37.544907, 126.985016

Getting here
Noksapyeong (Yongsan-gu Office) Station [녹사평(용산구청)역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 2
➜ Take the Yongsan 02 bus from the Hanshin Apt bus stop (한신아파트 정류장) for 5 stops to Haebangchon Ogeori bus stop (해방촌오거리 정류장)
➜ From here, locate Sinheung-ro [신흥로] and walk down this street until you see the entrance portal of the market (right after Soosoodo) Walk a little bit down the street

— submitted by Marion KDL

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