Bits & Pieces of History; Mister Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) {Episode 18}


Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty

Mori Takashi (Kim Nam Hee) and Hayashi (Jung In Kyum) are seeing discussing a document that will be later known in history as Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty.

This treaty, signed in 1910 finalized Korea’s fate and made it a part of Japan. This treaty was already primed by the Eulsa Treaty in 1905 (made Korea a protectorate of Japan) and in 1907 Japan took control of Korea’s domestic policies and forced Gojong to abdicate. His son Sunjong became the last Emperor of the Korean Empire.

Ae Sin’s hair

We also see Gu Dong Mae cutting Go Ae Sin’s hair by force. Like I explained in my History Bits for Episode 1 cutting one’s hair was considered unfilial as hair was something your parents gave you.

Other History Bits for Mr. Sunshine:

Episode 1    Episode 2    Episode 4    Episode 5   Episode 11   Episode 15   Episode 18

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