Get ready to have a trip to the past, since 졸리상점 (Jollyshop) is a rental shop where you can find South Korean School uniforms from the old times.
Not only you will be able to dress with a uniform and take pictures around the Ihwa Village, but also, you will be able to use their photostudio.
But what makes this place more especial, is that there is a story behind it. Infront of this place, you will be able to find a memorial from those times.
A photo-studio to remember the past
What makes this place easy to find, are all those pictures that are sticked to the outside walls. By this, they lead out the way to the office. There, you will be able to see right away all the types of uniforms that they have for rental.
From children to adults, you can find uniforms for each age. And even accesories and shoes to complete your outfit.
Once you enter, you can choose the size of the uniform you want, and then, you will be able to wear it in the fitting room.
After that, they will give you a basket in which you can leave all your belongings. In case that you do not want to leave important things such as the wallet and phone, they will hand you a free school bag with the same concept of the old times.
The rental of the uniform is ₩5000 per hour. While the accesories, such as the school bag, are free of charge.
Once you are wearing your school uniform, you are ready to go! You can go and do your photoshoot wherever you want, as long as you bring it back when your rental hours are over.
Since you have the freedom to go to any place with it, they might not tell you about the photostudio. Therefore, you will need to ask them about it.
Across the street, you can find the photostudio. In which they have various scenarios, and each with different theme.
Plus there is a lot of accesories used in the old times, which might give a realistic look to your photos. Old telephones, typewriters, books, clocks, they have a lot of things for you to use.
In addition, they have a piano, which you can play. In case that you prefer to shoot a video instead of doing a simple photoshoot.
why should i go?
Since this place is located in the Ihwa Mural Village, they also have scenarios with that theme. This way, you can mix between old and contemporary times in your photoshoot theme.
It it worthy to mention that they have a/c, so even summer is a great season to visit this place.
If you really like korean culture, then we strongly suggest you to come and take pictures in this photostudio! Not only you will have great photos from your trip, but also, you will show respect for the culture.
Different types of school uniforms you can find
옛날교복 – 동복 (Winter School Uniform)
One of the school uniforms you can rent, is this one. The uniform for girls consisted of a wing-collar shirt with a dark suit and bottom.
On the contrary, the boys’ uniform were divided into colors depending the season. During winter, they would wear a black stand collar shirt, while in summer, they would wear a gray school uniform.
옛날교복 – 하복 (summer School Uniform)
The summer school uniform for girls consisted of a short sleeve wing-collar shirt with a dark bottom. While as mentioned before, the boys’ uniform would change to another color. Plus instead of wearing black stand collar shirt, they would also wear wing-collar shirt.
옛날교복 – 춘추복 (세라복) (Spring and Autumn uniforms)
The origin of Serabok is the Navy uniform. During winter, a long sleeve sailor blouse with red tie was used, in companion with a black skirt and black shoes. Men would wear a black stand collar shirt and black bottoms.
옛날교복 – 하복(세라복) (SUMMER CLOTHES)
It is the same as the above. The difference is that the blouse will be short sleeved, while men will switch to wing-collar shirt.
교련복 (training uniform)
This was a training uniform that was implemented in the old times, with the purpose of easily identify the students. This is why it is eye-catching.
유아용 옛날교복 (Uniform for kids)
You can also find school uniform for kids in the rental shop. The classic collar-wing shirt and skirt for girls, and the stand collar shirt for boys.
Now that you have learned what type of uniforms they rent, we hope you do not miss the chance to have a trip to the past with this School Uniform rental ㅡ 졸리상점 (Jollyshop) ㅡ.
The Story of School Uniforms in South Korea
School uniforms began to be worn in Korea at the time the missionaries built a school (학당; 學堂) during the enlightenment period.
Having this in mind, the history of Korean school uniforms can be divided into about six periods.
In the 1800s, the first period, uniforms began to be worn at Ewha School and Baejae School.The second period was from 1910 to 1945, when the shape of school uniforms was changed from hanbok to suits.
The third period was from 1945 to 1968, during which middle and high school uniforms had the characteristics of each school.
In 1968, the fourth period, the uniform of middle schools in downtown Seoul was unified according to the ministry’s policy of equalizing middle schools, which expanded nationwide.
In the 1980s, the fifth period, a policy for autonomy of school uniforms was announced in 1982, which banned the designation of them as part of the transformation of educational goals for the development of autonomous sovereigns, and was implemented from 1983.
Therefore, the school uniform will be allowed to be worn only by students, parents, and local communities from September 1, 1986. That is why they announced the supplementary measures for self-regulation of school uniforms in October 1985. Since then, the number of schools wearing school uniforms increased, with 95.5% of middle and high schools nationwide (the statistics of the Ministry of Education, 1998.3). This is the sixth period.
We conclude that since the announcement of the school uniform liberalization policy in 1985, the students use school uniform from 1983 to 1985, at least during that period. School uniforms consisting of pants, short-sleeved shirts in summer and ties; jackets and pants during winter.
Live Well Memorial
Infront of the School uniform rental shop, you will be able to find the «Live Well Memorial». In which not only you will learn the history behind it, but you can also meet the founder, whom is always welcoming and eager to to teach you about it.
You can find this School Uniform rental 졸리상점 (Jollyshop) in Ihwa Mural Village, so get ready to have a trip to the Past!
Address: 46 Naksan 4-gil, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 이화동 낙산4길 46)
This is how it looks from the outside. Pretty easy to find, is not it?
Definitely this is a good way to show appreciation to korean culture. So if you really want to show how much you like their culture, do not miss the chance to have a trip to the past with this School Uniform rental 졸리상점 (Jollyshop).
Especially, if you have the opportunity we suggest you to visit the Live Well Memorial.
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