Various Japanese craft works / protesters   In September 1994, an exhibition of traditional Japanese arts and crafts was attacked while on view in a Seoul museum. Japan had recently proposed a $1billion fund for Korean cultural and vocational projects as atonement for acts committed during WWI—a plan rejected as insufficient in both parts of Korea. In retaliation, South Korean protestors gathered at the museum and attacked the displays, with chants denouncing the proposed fund as “a gateway for cultural invasion.”

Various Japanese craft works / protesters 

In September 1994, an exhibition of traditional Japanese arts and crafts was attacked while on view in a Seoul museum. Japan had recently proposed a $1billion fund for Korean cultural and vocational projects as atonement for acts committed during WWI—a plan rejected as insufficient in both parts of Korea. In retaliation, South Korean protestors gathered at the museum and attacked the displays, with chants denouncing the proposed fund as “a gateway for cultural invasion.”

Christopher Schreck