korean traditional costume for men from high or middle class of Korean society. Typically made from horsehair and bamboo were traditionally worn to signify rank. These hats have wide brim - middle or high class
흥영군 이우 Colonel Yi Wu (15 November 1912 – 7 August 1945), was the 4th head of Unhyeon Palace, a member of the imperial family of Korea, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. He died in the atomic blast at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 where he was serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was buried in Heungwon, Korea on 15 August 1945, the day WWII ended.
100 years ago life in Korea was different as it is today. The two Koreas, North and South were still one country, occupied by the Japanese. The above pictures document the daily lives of the Korean people back in the late – early centuries.