- The memorial hall built at 850-48, Oncheon 2(i)-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan, in honor of the 100th birth anniversary of the late Dr. U jangchun well-known to us as worldwide breeding scientist who developed seedless watermelon was opened on Oct. 21, 1999. The above memorial hall with the land space of more than 300 pyeong and the floor space of 73 pyeong (Two story ferroconcrete structure on the ground) has exhibition room in 1st floor and 2nd floor, and has well-trimmed garden and "Jayucheon" Well together with the bust of Dr. U in the yard.
The above memorial hall was so designed that it could have linear-type exhibition space which added round-type beauty of curve, focused on "Jayucheon" Well. And, for outside finish, exposure concrete technology (New construction technology) was used.
Many people who visited this memorial hall don't hesitate to call the above memorial hall "a little art gallery in the city" after having seen the appearance of this memorial hall, valuable exhibits in the exhibition room of 1st floor and 2nd floor, pebbles, bust and "Jayucheon" Well in the yard.
As the above memorial hall shows the data about the changing history in the field of the breeding of plants by panel and model, it also can be used as learning place for adolescents .
"Jayucheon" Well means "spring like the milk from loving mother". When Dr. U's mother died in Japan, he couldn't attend funeral because of Japanese control. At that time he collected condolence money offered by people from all walks of life, and spent the money in digging well for his laboratory and the people in the neighborhood who suffered from the shortage of water. He used the well in common with the people in the neighborhood, and especially he cleaned around the well every morning before beginning a day's work.
"Jayucheon" Well is the place containing Dr. U's affection and spirit.
Dongnae-gu office named the road between Minam rotary and botanical garden "U Jangchun Street" in memory of his ceaseless study spirit and worldwide accomplishments which he made in the field of breeding science.
The panoramic photo of U Jangchun Memorial Hall.
- Location : 850-48, Oncheon2-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan
- Telephone number : (051)550-4681∼3 (Cultural Facilities Office, Dongnae-gu) , (051)550-4478(Memorial Hall)
- Hours open: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm