Geochang Yugi, which has been carrying on its unique technique for over 100 years and four generations
since 1924, has brought a whole light based on its aesthetic philosophy. We create 'works' manually
that reveal the original value of the materials, not the 'products' that are produced mechanically at the factory.
Philosophy of Sincerity 'Handicraft', The only bowl in the world
Geochang Yugi makes proper bowls by the hand of craftsmen, not by a machine. The signature engraved on each piece is a wish of Geochang Yugi to give everyone something special.
Geochang Yugi products increase the value of bronzeware by making with high quality casting. The fine machining of castings makes the surface smooth and easy to maintain.
For better health 'Geochang Yugi'
It suppresses and sterilizes harmful germs and makes healthy dining table. Also, the bowls of Geochang Yugi contain the essence of health, including warmth and softness as well as freshness of food.
Best materials and best ration ‘Copper 79 and Tin 22’
Once in a 1,500℃ furnace, again in a 1,200℃ crucible. It recreates ordinary copper and tin as special ingredients.
An effort for perfect quality, It is a promise we have kept for 100 years.
1924The 1st generation, Kim Seok E opened Geochang Yugi workshop
1935Lee Hyunho became a pupil
1942Imprisonment for the production of bronzeware during the ban on the production and delivery of traditional bronzeware by Japan
1946The 1st generation Kim Seok E succeeded the workshop to the 2nd generation Lee Hyunho due to aftereffects of imprisonment after liberation
1972The recession of traditional Yugi market, Control of the number of products
1979The workshop was succeeded to the 3rd generation Lee Gihong
1988Pass down the technique, Production resumption of overall cast Yugi
1991The workshop moved to Jeongjang-ri, Geochang-eup
1996Selected as one of 100 symbols of Gyeongsangnam-do and buries in time capsule at Gyeongnam Metropolitan Park
2003Won the 33rd Presidential Award of Korea Craftwork Competition
2004The workshop moved to Dooma-ri, Namha-myeon, Geochang-gun
2009Designated as a prestigious longevity corporation, Works of 2nd and 3rd generations were exhibited at the Museum of Small and Medium Business Administration
2012Broadcasted on KBS 1TV <Restaurant with 100 year history>
2015Lee Hyuk became a pupil as the 4th generation.
20182019 Invited to the Maison de Paris, France
2019Invited to ‘Constancy & Change in Korea Traditiannal Craft’ in Milano, Italy
20192020 Invited to the Maison de Paris, France
2020Won the gold prize at the 49th Gyeongsangnam-do Crafts Fair
2020Won the Prime Minister Award at the 49th Korea Crafts Fair
2020Featured in the 296th episode of “Ordinary Millionaire” by Channel A.
2020Lee Hyeok, the 4th bearer, selected as the best craftsman
Received over 40 awards, GeoChang Yugi’s Flaming red crucibles is the belief of the customers
We will make lively Yugi like the city Geochang
which is full of beautiful scenery, and its land
where a stream Yeongcheon is flowing vigorously.
308, Gajogaya-ro, Namha-myeon,
Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea
TEL｜+82) 055 943 4949
We will be always with you with our constant mind.
Your love and support are the driving force and more valuable than modifiers
such as the first and the best which Geochan Yugi has accumulated over the years.
We believe that the only way to return it is to show high quality Yugi.