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Board members workshop at Jongmyo Shrine

Admin 0 160 05.24 22:28

The weather forecast said that it was going to be windy and cloudy, but when 7 Board members gathered it was clear and shiny. Such a lovely weather to take a stroll. 

Jongmyo, which is located at the center of Seoul, is the state shrine where the spirit tablets of deceased kings and queens are enshrined and sacrificial rites are performed for them based on Confucian principle. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 and only Korea preserved its royal shrine and continues to perform royal ancestral rites known as Jongmyo Jerye(royal ancestral rites) and Jongmyo Jeryeak(royal ancestral ritual music). In 2001 they were designated by UNESCO as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. 

The shrine hall originally had one shrine hall Jeongjeon, but today it has another shrine hall called Yeongnyeongjeon. None of Jongmyo's facilities are lavishly adorned, underscoring solemnity as the state shrine. 

We saw beauty out of humility and solemnity out of frugality. 

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