Busanjin west gate and corner stones of the branch fortress wall in Busanjin was registered as Busan City’s cultural heritage #19 on June 26th, 1972. Its creation date is unclear with no trace of record, but is estimated to be built when the fortress was constructed after the Imjinwaeran due to its location stuck in between both gates.
It was originally situated at the Busanjinji west gate entrance on the current Seongnam Elementary School ground, but moved to its current location with the repair of Geumrukwan with Jasungdae sewage construction by Busan City in 1975.
Each of these stones are etched with ‘Namyoinwho’ and ‘Suhmunshueyak’ meaning that this location is the neck of our nation as it is located on the southern border and Suhmun to a lock of the nation. This is a symbolic relic of a social concept people had about the Japanese raiders at the time after Imjinwaeran.
The height of the stone is 272 cm high on the left side, 46-94 cm wide, 277 cm high on the right side and 62-71 cm wide.