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  • Location

    Anseong

  • Address

    332-17, Geumil-ro, Iljuk-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do

  • TEL

    +82-31-673-3171

Platform for Crocks: A tidy display of around 2,000 crocks
  • These 2,000 traditional crocks contain fermented sauces and pastes such as gochujang (red chili paste), doenjang (soybean paste), ganjang (soy sauce) and cheonggukjang (quick-fermented bean paste); dozens of pickled vegetables made with Japanese apricots, garlic, chili peppers, medicinal plant (siler divaricata), and wild chives; Japanese apricot vinegar; and kimchi, all of which are made according to our ancestors' native wisdom and recipes.

    Traditional crocks are also known as 'breathing pots' as they are dotted with many fine holes which allow air and moisture to circulate inside and outside them. These crocks can preserve the food inside them for anywhere from three to ten years. In particular, pickled Japanese apricots and vinegar are made with Seoil Farm's produce.

  • No one is allowed to enter the platform of crocks. A geumjul (straw garland) decorated with red chili peppers, pine twigs and beoseon (traditional Korean socks) is hung in front of this platform. According to the traditional custom, people would hang a geumjul to warn people not to enter the house where a baby was born as it was believed to ward off evil spirits.

    In this case, it has been hung there to keep the sauces and pastes in the crocks safe from evil and unwanted spirits. The pine twigs signify the freshness of the food; the red chili peppers mean good maturation; and the beoseon represents a prayer for preservation of the original taste of the food even if the food inside the crock goes bad.