On the South Korean island of Geomundo, the Shin-ji-ke Yeo (Sinjiki) Mermaid sculpture was unveiled in November 2010. In the background is the Noksan Lighthouse on the northern tip of the island. map
The nearby plaque states:
Sinjiki Mermaid of Geomundo Island
The local legend has been passed on orally that ‘Sinjiki’,
the mermaid of Geomundo Island, with fair white skin
and natural long black hair mainly appears
on bright moonlit nights or at dawn
to save fishermen from approaching typhoons
by throwing stones at a cliff or making sounds.
Another story relates as follows:
She was once the queen of Inoki Island, Kyushu of Japan. She fell in love with Seo-bok, who was on a mission to find the ‘Medicine of Immortality’ ordered by the government of ‘Han’ Dynasty, and followed him to Geomun-do.
The legend continues that, when they were stranded, Shinji died and became a mermaid, who waited for Seo-bok sitting on Yeo Rock
● The Mermaids of Earth coffee-table book: See page 162 in the book about this sculpture.