Yecheon Palace, Gyeongsangbuk-do Intangible Cultural Property No.6


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Yecheon Palace, Gyeongsangbuk-do Intangible Cultural Property No.6 +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Craft
Designated date 1980.12.30
location Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
A courtesan is a skill or person who makes a bow. Bow was used long before the Three Kingdoms Period, and in ancient China, it is said that Korean people had excellent skills in archery so that they called it "Dong Yi" because they were "good at making and shooting arrows." After the Japanese invasions of 1592-1592, each palace, which was used as a weapon of war until it was imported, became common. Today, it is called Gukgung to distinguish archery from Western countries.

The production process includes carving bamboo, mulberry, and water cones. Bamboo and mulberry trees are bent over the fire and then connected. Cut the bamboo end into V-shape and paste the mulberry end in the opposite shape. Place a water horn on the surface and place a tendon on the bow. After this process, the drying process (ignition control) is carried out for about one month. When the drying process is over, cut the cocoon. At the end of the clipping, adjust the stiffness of the bow to suit the bow user. The tools include saw, bamboo, wooden hammer, rope, knife, awl, tongs, wood combs, and so on.

Korea's bow is characterized by the use of iron horns and cord, and Yecheon is famous for being one of the most famous mountains of Korean archery. Yecheon Palace is a traditional craftsmanship that has a good aesthetic sense and sophisticated technology, so it is designated as an intangible cultural asset of the city and the city. Kwon Young-hak, who lives in Yecheon, North Gyeongsang Province, continues his career.


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