Everyday Life in 18th Century Seoul—The World of Yu Man-ju’s Diary

Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Yu Man-ju, born in 1755 when the modern-day city of Seoul was known as Hanyang, consistently kept a journal for around 13 years from January 1, 1775, when he was 21 years old, until just before his death on December 14, 1787. Yu Man-ju titled his journal Heumyong, and in it he meticulously recorded not only daily events as they unfolded, but also his inner conflicts. Among all the precious diary entries left by Yu Man-ju, this exhibition focuses on the year 1784; through his life, it offers a glimpse of scenes from Hanyang and the daily lives of those living there.



from October 22, 2019 to December 01, 2019


Adults ¥600, University Students ¥480, 65 & Up, High School Students, Junior High Students ¥300, Free for Junior High & Elementary School Residents of Tokyo and Persons with Disability Certificates & 2 Companions

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:30
saturdays closing at 19:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.Opens during the Sumo matches in Ryogoku.


Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Phone: 03-3626-9974

3 minutes walk from West exit at Ryogoku station on the JR Sobu line, or 1 minute walk from exits A3, A4 on the Toei Oedo line.

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