흥영군 이우  Colonel Yi Wu (15 November 1912 – 7 August 1945), was the 4th head of Unhyeon Palace, a member of the imperial family of Korea, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War.  He died in the atomic blast at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 where he was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army.  He was buried  in Heungwon, Korea on 15 August 1945, the day WWII  ended.

흥영군 이우 Colonel Yi Wu (15 November 1912 – 7 August 1945), was the 4th head of Unhyeon Palace, a member of the imperial family of Korea, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. He died in the atomic blast at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 where he was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was buried in Heungwon, Korea on 15 August 1945, the day WWII ended.

Three Korean dignitaries. 1894. From Problems of the Far East : Japan-Korea-China. Longmans, 1894) Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess (1859-1925), Author.

Three Korean dignitaries. 1894. From Problems of the Far East : Japan-Korea-China. Longmans, 1894) Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess (1859-1925), Author.

Emperor Sunjong and Empress Sunjeonghyo, 1907, Photo Album of the Imperial Family, 21x28.5cm, ca.1909, Collection of The Museum of Photography, Seoul

Emperor Sunjong and Empress Sunjeonghyo, 1907, Photo Album of the Imperial Family, 21x28.5cm, ca.1909, Collection of The Museum of Photography, Seoul

Yi Un and Yi Bangja, the last Crown Princely Couple of Korea

Yi Un and Yi Bangja, the last Crown Princely Couple of Korea

Ancient Korean soldier

Ancient Korean soldier

Vintage photo--Korea

Vintage photo--Korea

명성왕후의 초상이다.  거대한 머리 장식이 눈에 띈다. 사극에서도 저 머리 장식을 쉽게 볼 수 있는데, 저 장식을 보면 너무나 무거워 보여서 어떻게 저걸 하고 다니는 걸까 의문이 들게 한다.

명성왕후의 초상이다. 거대한 머리 장식이 눈에 띈다. 사극에서도 저 머리 장식을 쉽게 볼 수 있는데, 저 장식을 보면 너무나 무거워 보여서 어떻게 저걸 하고 다니는 걸까 의문이 들게 한다.

Taejo of Joseon, the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897.

Taejo of Joseon, the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897.

Portrait of King Taejo founder of the Koryo (Goryo) Dynasty, which ruled Korea from the 10th to the 14th century.

Portrait of King Taejo founder of the Koryo (Goryo) Dynasty, which ruled Korea from the 10th to the 14th century.

Portrait of a Scholar-Official in a Pink Robe Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century  | LACMA

Portrait of a Scholar-Official in a Pink Robe Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century | LACMA

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