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Uiam Ju Nongae

Uiam Ju Nongae

Uiam Ju Nongae

Nongae was said to have been born as a daughter of a noble family in Juchon Village, Jangsu. After her father Ju Dalmun died, her family fell into difficult straights and lost all the family fortune. She reluctantly became a concubine to the then-Governor of Jangsu County, Choi Gyeonghoe.
After the Jinju Fortress fell on 29 June, 1953 and her husband Choi Gyeonghoe was sacrificed, she lived in sadness. In July, 1593, Japanese generals held a feast at the Chokseokru Pavilion to celebrate their victory and Nongae disguised herself as a gisaeng to avenge her husband. She seduced the drunk Japanese General Geyamura Rokuske and held him in her arms, linking her fingers tightly together around him. Pulling him with her, she fell from the rock into the water and there they died together.
The rock was later named Uiam and a shrine was established to pay respect to her fidelity with a commemorative service.

Address : Nongae Shrine (Uiamsa Temple), 41, Nongaesadang-gil, Jangsu-eup, Jangsu-gun
Birth Place of Nongae, 558, Uiam-ro, Janggye-myeon

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