These air fresheners began from an idea to make a souvenir that shows the characteristics of Daegu. These air fresheners contain medicinal herbs and also remind tourists of their visit to Daegu, a city known for its traditional medicine market, Yangnyeongsi. The overall design is based on the traditional drum dance ogomu, with an emphasis on the unique Korean style by adding modern interpretations of traditional patterns. Gold and silver foil frame images of various tourist attractions in Daegu to give the items a more luxurious feel.
These souvenirs are designed with motifs based on the representative tourist attractions of Daegu, including Gatbawi Rock, Kyesan Catholic Church, 83 Tower, Daegu Stadium, and The Arc. With various functions (photo, business card, toothpick, pencil holder, diffuser, etc.), these souvenirs are both practical and decorative.
In line with the rapidly changing social media trends and tendency of consumers to express their individuality, these souvenirs can be used by tourists traveling in Daegu to take unique photos or as postcards. They can also be used as a frame for photos taken at tourist destinations. They are complex hybrid products that present Daegu’s popular tourist attractions and landmarks.
After Typhoon Maemi passed, the otter “Daldung,” a white-necked plover named “Ttesae,” and a character made from the water of Sincheon Stream nicknamed “Mooldung” began to live together in the clear waters of Sincheon Stream. To prevent possible contamination of the stream, these three characters formed the “Sudada Family” to find the sources of pollution, but Daldung likes to eat and is always busy looking for the best restaurants in Daegu. The characters of the “Sudada Family” were created to broaden people’s awareness of Daegu as an ecological city, prevent the pollution of Sincheon Stream, and inform the public of the happy coexistence of urban otters and the citizens of Daegu.
A cellphone grip is an accessory that allows the user to receive calls safely without dropping one’s phone and provides a place to wrap one’s earphones for better organization. It can also be used to stand your phone up when watching videos or YouTube. With their various functions, phone grips are very popular these days among kids and adults. Based on such popularity, these grips feature images of the 12 famous sights of Daegu.
There was warmth in the scenery of Mabijeong Village, like the peaceful feeling you get in your old hometown. To capture the beauty and my nostalgia of this village and share it with people around the world, these musical souvenirs were made based on a motif of the village's representative horse shape.
These souvenirs were designed to introduce the otters of Daegu’s clean, eco-friendly Sincheon Stream to domestic and foreign tourists. The otter, an endangered animal and symbol of Sincheon Stream, is a great symbolic souvenir from Daegu that promotes people’s hopes and dreams.
Every year, people fly lanterns at the Lantern Festival held in Dalseogu, Daegu, to celebrate the birth of the Buddha. These candles and postcards show images of people flying lanterns that contain their wishes and hopes.
These souvenirs are illustrations of the major symbols of Daegu. Small postcards have been placed in transparent plastic containers to serve as miniature home decorations.
These items are travel magnets with cute, laser-engraved designs of meaningful historical places in Daegu’s modern history that are located along Daegu’s Modern History Alley Tour Course 2.
Traditionally, Koreans ate noodles at feasts and festivals, and they still do to this day. Banyawol Lotus Village Lotus Root Noodles are made with lotus roots from Banyawol, a specialty food made in Daegu along the Geumhogang River, the lifeline of Daegu and the largest producer of lotus roots in the country. With the added lotus root powder, the noodles are chewy and firm, allowing you to enjoy a healthy bowl of lotus roots. Banyawol Lotus Village Lotus Root Noodles are a representative specialty product of Daegu that can be easily turned into a delectable dish at home.
Along with Pagyesa Temple and Gatbawi Rock, Donghwasa Temple, located on Palgongsan Mountain, is a popular tourist attraction for visitors to Daegu. The wooden fish represents perseverance and discipline. As a souvenir given to those who visit Donghwasa Temple, it reminds Buddhists of the meaning of practicing Buddhism, while for ordinary visitors, it can serve as a decoration as well as a reminder of their visit to Donghwasa Temple and the wooden fish at the temple.
Based on the motif of a guitar, which represents Kim Kwang Suk Road, a popular tourist attraction in Daegu, these souvenirs can be used in daily life.
Historically, Daegu has been known for its crabapples, or neunggeum in Korean. This souvenir uses those crabapple trees as a motif and adds traditional Korean patterns.
Wishing for Daegu to be full of hope while gazing at this oil lamp that features Sincheon Stream’s mascot otter resting comfortably on a rock in the clearest waters of Sincheon Stream in the eco-friendly city of Daegu.
This is an air freshener made in the shape of a “flower palanquin” that brides used to ride in Korea, which is now an artifact of the past. This colorfully-decorated, palanquin-shaped air freshener provides an opportunity to look back on the past and promote the beauty of our traditional culture while also serving as a practical souvenir. The overall design is of a miniature flower palanquin with the added function of an air freshener, rather than being just a simple decorative prop. A lotus flower, symbolizing the Banyawol Lotus Colony, is painted on both sides of the palanquin to show the beauty of Daegu’s natural environment as well.