Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hanji Doori Shop in Insadong ...

Hanji Doori is a shop and it also has a great online web page(in Korean) where you can order all of their supplies.  The shop displays a large range of Hanji craft supplies and on this trip to Seoul I found it tucked away on the 3rd floor of a building in Insadong. You can  buy, papers, cutouts, molds, hardware, kits with paper, kits without paper, brushes, glues and electrical fittings for lamps.

As is often the case, these shops are discovered by word of mouth amongst the expat community and I became aware of its location through the networking I was able to do at the presentation 'Hanji - After Korea' in Seoul, last week. 

It was great to walk into the shop and find a lovely lady, Catherine, who spoke very good English because she had spent some time in New Zealand, and she was able to answer all my questions about Hanji. 

The shop has a great range of neatly set out products and a workroom where students can take 3 months courses which range from Beginner up to Advanced. Students were working away on their projects on the many occasions I made a visit there over the week I was in Seoul and it was great to see the range of things they were making and the work that they were doing.

If you get a chance to go to Insadong it's well worth a visit. Check out the Hanji Doori website. I'll certainly go back.


  1. Can you tell us where the location of that store is? We plan to visit in Sept of this year. Thank you!

  2. Sorry for the late reply as I've been moving countries but you can find this shop in the main street of Insadong. Head to Starbucks and on the opposite side of the street a short way down. I suggest you check out the map, it may be easiest, but Starbucks is a good indicator you're at the right end of the street.


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