Sheridan-Kalorama in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jeju Dol Hareubang / 제주 돌 하르방
While wooden carved statues called Jangseung traditionally stood near villages on the Korean mainland, stone statues called Dol Hareubang are native to the volcanic island of Jeju, off Korea's southern coast.
Historically, Dol Hareubang were erected at the entrances to Jeju's three major counties, where they were meant to ward off danger and harm as a guardian deity. Literally meaning Stone Grandfather, these iconic statues vary by size and style, but generally exhibit the humorous and smiling appearance of a friendly, neighborhood elder.
Dol Hareubang are today an important symbol of Jeju and its rich folk culture, and can be seen displayed across the island near homes, businesses, and public spaces.
Erected 2011 by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 38° 54.794′ N, 77° 3.142′ W. Marker is in Sheridan-Kalorama in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Jerome the Priest (within shouting distance of this marker); Kalorama (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Emmet: Irish Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Emmet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodrow Wilson House (about 400 feet away); Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 (about 500 feet away); Philip H. Sheridan (about 600 feet away); Joel Barlow (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan-Kalorama.
More about this marker. Marker is in front of the Korean Cultural Center on Embassy Row.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.