Samcheok city is in the administrative district of Gangwon Providence and it is a central area of tourism for the East coast of Korea. Historically, Yisabu, a general/administrator of Silla (one of the nations of ‘Three Kingdoms Period’ in the Korean Peninsula), launched in 512 A.D. his voyage to Usanguk (an island nation in East Coast of Korean Peninsula, now Ulleungdo and Dokdo). It is one of the important pieces of evidence claiming Dokdo for the Republic of Korea
As a result, Samcheok city has established a project to celebrate Yisabu as a representative figure of Samcheok city. Moreover, it has been promoting various projects to promote historical and cultural significance of incorporating Usanguk. As part of this initiative, it has been suggested that information related to Yisabu should be conveyed through the creative and specialized space so that people can experience its symbolic meaning.