Sunday, May 04, 2014

Jongmyo Daeje Ceremony

Today marks the annual Daeje Confucian ceremony held at the Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul. A UNESCO performance, the Daeje ceremony honors and invokes the ancestral royal spirits through highly ritualistic events including special music & dance, chanting, and a BBQ of sorts. Last year I attended the ceremony and made this color pencil drawing. This year, a special section will be reserved for foreigners and will include translation, which should help making sense out of what one is seeing and hearing.

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