Vignette Minsuh Chung

Korea is small as a pea, a tiny country compared to their neighbors China, and Japan. These countries have affected each other for a long time like language, clothing and also food.Dried seaweed with a greenish black colour, ‘Gim’ is one of the food Japan and Korea share. The only difference was that back then, Japan sold Packaged Gim which was Gim so people who are fussy about food can eat Gim also while traveling.

My visiting Japan, my grandfather found Packaged Gim and brought it to Korea right away, and started his factory.

Not big and luxurious but people started to take interest for the Packaged Gim and bigger companies started to sell it as well. But my grandfather’s factory was not able to compete against those companies and was pushed to the side.

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