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Uiam Ju Nongae

Uiam Ju Nongae

  • Nongae was born in Juchon Village, Jangsu. It is known that she was a daughter of an aristocrat, but became the second wife of Choi Gyeong-hui, Magistrate of Jangsu, after her father died and her family became poor. She mourned as her husband, on whom she relied for her entire life, died and the Jinjuseong Fortress collapsed on June 29, 1593 by Japanese invaders. Japanese generals in July 1593 threw a party to commemorate their victory at Chokseongnu. Nongae disguised herself as gisaeng, female entertainer, and joined them to take revenge for her deceased husband. She wore rings on every finger and led Japanese General Keyamura Rokusuke to the cliff, where she stood on a rock and embraced him to cast herself along with the general into the river, killing them both. This rock was later named “Uiam Rock,” and a shrine was constructed to pay tributes to Nongae.

    Address / Shrine for Nongae (Uiamsa Temple) - 41, Nongaesadang-gil, Jangsu-eup, Jangsu-gun
    Birthplace of Nongae – 558, Uiam-ro, Janggye-myeon, Jangsu-gun
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